IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe has said printing of the repeat presidential election ballot papers will begin this week.

Speaking on Friday at Lilian Towers in Nairobi after a consultative meeting with election observer groups, Akombe said IEBC is tirelessly working to ensure Kenyans get a free, fair and credible election.

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“Despite limited time, in terms of logistics, preparations, delivery, and trainings we are there. Ballot papers’ printing will begin this week,” said Akombe.

According to Akombe, only Kenyan citizens and election observers have the mandate to know the credibility and transparency of an election.

She spoke after NASA leader Raila Odinga pulled out of the race that pits him against President Uhuru Kenyatta. The election is scheduled for October 26.

NASA says the coalition will not take part in the election unless it get guarantee from the IEBC that the poll will be credible.

The opposition is currently holding demonstrations across the country pushing for the dismissal of IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba.