No doubt the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is working under a different and technologically advanced environment than its predecessor. The 2013 IEBC, though not working in the stone age, the Kenyan market was less infiltrated with smartphone. People owning advanced smartphones were less and far in between; those smartphones were not as advanced as today’s smartphones.
These days someone with a good camera on their smartphone could easily start a photo/video journalism career. Kenya is one of the top target markets in Africa for OEMs like Samsung, iPhone, Huawei, and Tecno among others. Needless to say, Kenyans are into selfies, more than they were a little less than half a decade ago.
So it will come as no surprise if you find some Kenyans take a selfie with their marked ballot papers at hand, and sharing it on social media. The IEBC has preempted such a scenario and has come out to issue a warning to the public.
Unless you are a journalist give explicit permission by the IEBC to cover the August 8th polls, you are not allowed to take pictures while inside the polling …read more
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