Details have also emerged of threats by MNOs to disconnect results transmission over Sh601 million days to the August 9 polls. The operators had given a quotation of Sh939 million to KIEMS results transmission for 2022 general election. The amount was more than Sh338 million IEBC had budgeted for to transmit the election results. “The budgeted amount was based on the 2017 general elections expenditure. The MNOs quoted Sh939,563,682 leaving a deficit of Sh601,029,114 for the provision of KIEMs results transmission network for 2022 General Election,” Marjan explained in the letter.
Source: The Star March 18, 2023 09:08 UTC