The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has appointed Michael Ouma as the Director for Information Communication and Technology (ICT).
Ouma take the place of James Muhati who unceremoniously left the commission in 2020 and was appointed the chief executive officer of Huduma Kenya.
He was accused by the moribund National Super Alliance (Nasa) of bungling the 2017 polls alongside ex-CEO Ezra Chiloba.
Muhati declined to open the election transmission servers even after orders to do so were issued by the Supreme Court.
Before Muhati, the position was held by Chris Musando, who was killed days before the 2017 elections.
The new ICT director will oversee the deployment of the entire poll technology. He will also be in charge of the KIEMS kits, complete with the results transmission system and the servers.
Others given key appointments to the commission include Ruth Kulundu, who will be the new Deputy Commission Secretary (DCS) in charge of operations. Chrispine Otieno Owiye has been appointed the Director for Legal and Public Affairs.
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