•Treasury CS Ukur Yatani said this would help the electoral body in conducting the August 9 polls.
•Last year, IEBC said it required Sh40.9 billion to conduct the 2022 polls.
The National Treasury has allocated an additional Sh21.7 billion to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in the 2022/23 financial year.
In his budget address to Parliament on Thursday, Treasury CS Ukur Yatani said this would help the electoral body in conducting the August 9 polls.
"In order to facilitate the 2022 General elections, we allocated Sh22.9 billion in the current financial year 2021/22 and I now propose 21.7 billion in the financial year 2022/23 to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission," Yatani said.
Last year, IEBC said it required Sh40.9 billion to conduct the 2022 polls.
IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati described the amount as the "bare minimum" amid concerns that the cost of elections in Kenya keeps soaring.
Chebukati said of the amount, Sh40.3 billion would be spent on activities revolving around election operations such as voter registration.