- It further said the equipment was not electronic voter identification documents, but rather Electronic Voter Identification Devices (EVID).
- The electoral agency noted that EVIDs have since been obsolete, adding that their net book value is zero.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has clarified that the stolen equipment were not for use during the recently concluded 2022 general elections.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Commission said they were procured in 2012 for use during the 2013 presidential elections.
"These identification devices were not used in the 2017 and 2022 general elections, instead the Commission used the Kenya Integrated Electoral Management Systems (KEMS) kits," the statement reads in part.
It further said the equipment were not "electronic voter identification documents", rather Electronic Voter Identification Devices (EVID).
The electoral agency noted that EVIDs have since been obsolete, adding that their net book value is zero.
It added that the 'useless' nature of the devices has seen that they are lined up for disposal, as they are attracting costs in storage and security.
In relation to the 125 lost Bio-metric Voter Registration (BVR) kits, IEBC said they were procured in 2011.
The Commission added that they only contained raw registration data that has not been processed for inclusion in the register of voters, hence minimal risks.
"Furthermore, data stored in the BVR kits, if any, is automatically encrypted by the application system to ensure integrity and confidentiality," it added.
IEBC reiterated that it has fully transited to the use of KIEMS technology in the future registration process.
"Therefore, the lost kits will not interfere with the credibility of the election and its related processes," the statement concluded.