• Friday marked their fourth day of visit where they were taken round various infrastructure and installations that the IEBC uses to manage elections.
• The team was taken to the IEBC Election Technology Warehouse, the National Warehouse and Bomas of Kenya, the National Tallying Centre.
Members of the Malawi Electoral Commission are in Kenya on a learning visit of Kenya's Electoral Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission operations.
Friday marked their fourth day of visit where they were taken round various infrastructure and installations that the IEBC uses to manage elections including the August 9 polls.
The team was taken to the IEBC Election Technology Warehouse, the National Warehouse and The Bomas of Kenya, the National Tallying Centre during the General Elections.
"At the Election Technology Warehouse, IEBC officers took the Malawi delegation through the Kenya Integrated Election Management System (KIEMS), Candidates Registration Management System (CRMS) and Results Transmission System (RTS)," the commission said in a statement on Friday.
The Commission said the visits offered the Malawi delegation an exclusive insight into the management of election by IEBC and enhanced their understanding of conducting a free, fair and credible election.
Immediate former IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has said severally both at home and at international fora that the use of technology-enabled IEBC to conduct the most credible elections in the country's history at the August 9, 2022 polls.
"The Supreme Court stated the following in its judgment: 'The technology deployed by the IEBC for the conduct of the 2022 general elections met the standards of integrity, verifiability, security, and transparency to guarantee accurate and verifiable results'," Chebukati told the 19th International Electoral Affairs Symposium and Awards ceremony in Portugal on November 14.
He, however, bemoaned the fact that despite the success of leveraging technology for increased election integrity, impunity is still a glaring problem in elections globally including in the US.
"Technology – even when leveraged at its best - cannot cure impunity in elections. With all these unimpeachable technological measures in place, violence was still meted on election officials during the 2022 General Election," he said.
"We also saw riots take place at the Capitol Building in the United States (US) after the 2021 presidential election, despite the US being one of the strongest democracies in the world," he said.