• Interior PS Karanja Kibicho said all the necessary security arrangements have been made to ensure the elections are held under a safe and secure environment.
• DCI boss George Kinoti affirmed that his department is prepared to uphold the integrity of the polls by undertaking proper investigations that would enable the judicial system reach impartial decisions in case of petitions.
State agencies mandated with conducting and overseeing the August 9 general election have assured the country that they are well prepared to execute the exercise.
The agencies comprising the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission made the assurance after a consultative meeting on Friday.
"We have all affirmed that as institutions that are mandated to ensure this, we are all well prepared," DPP Noordin Haji said.
The meeting came just a day after IEBC held a similar consultative meeting with the National Police Service where IG Hillary Mutyambai confirmed that NPS will deploy over 150,000 police officers across the country to man the elections.
DCI boss George Kinoti affirmed that his department is prepared to uphold the integrity of the polls by undertaking proper investigations that would enable the judicial system reach impartial decisions in case of petitions.
Interior PS Karanja Kibicho said all the necessary security arrangements have been made to ensure the elections are held under a safe and secure environment.
"Our duty is to assure Kenyans that we are ready to provide security 100 per cent as required by IEBC and we are satisfied that the deployment also leaves the security sector ready to deal with the general security around the country," Kibicho said.
IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati reiterated that the poll agency is also ready and well prepared to conduct the elections.
He said the training of poll officials and agents is currently ongoing at the constituency level.
"We have strategic materials which are coming in from the printers and we shall start deploying them to the field and they should be there on or before August 6," Chebukati said.
He confirmed that other than the ballot papers, deployment of the KIEMS kits is also ongoing.
The August 9 elections are just 10 days away.
Already, the first batch of polling materials for the lower seats have been received in the country from Greece where printing of the presidential polling material is still ongoing.
The printing is being handled by Greek firm Inform Lykos.
IEBC was Friday set to meet all four presidential candidates over concerns raised by the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition over printing of duplicate Form 34As.
Azimio is also concerned that the polls agency is not printing Form 34Bs, into which polling station results recorded in Form 34A are collated.