ORPP spearheaded a three day training of the political parties’ Agents in 15 clustered counties across the country from 27th -29th July, 2022. The training was aimed at building knowledge capacity for the Agents theoretical and practical grasp of their roles and responsibilities on the poll day.
Tana River County Chief party Agents during the training session in Tana river on 29th July 2022
In the sessions, issues of one agent, one party representation and Agents accreditation by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) were among other topical issues that were deliberated and clarified by ORPP officers.
Through these trainings the Office seeks to help Agents to effectively participate in the polling processess that will enhance credibility and transparency of the election.
“As party agents, you need to understand qualities and scope of responsibility, key in promoting free, fair and credible election as Constitution of Kenya, 2010 so demands”, it was noted in one of the sessions.
The trainers were expected to train further the Constituency and Polling station Agents within their party structures.
Agents were also supplied and guided on the use of; Elections Agents’ Manual, 2022; The Quick Guide for Party/Candidates; Agents/Candidates Checklist and the Political Parties Source Book developed by the Office as some vital information reference materials.
IEBC official, Ms. Jackline Saleyian makes her presentation to Kajiado chief political party Agents in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County