Without an IEBC media accreditation, no journalist will be allowed to enter the polling stations and tallying centers during 2017 General Elections in Kenya on August 8 and thereafter. Earlier the IEBC had stated that media can apply for accredition for election reporting from June 2, 2017. But so far no accreditation has been issued. Now we find an update on the IEBC website that suggests it would be best to send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by today!
All applicants must show proof of registration with the Media Council of Kenya inorder to successfully apply for accreditation, as stated on the IEBC website.
So far, more that 1,500 applications for coverage of the August 8 General Elections have been received by IEBC.
Applicants will receive an email by 12 July with a link where they will be required to fill in a few details and upload a facial photo. An accreditation card will then be printed and sent to the nearest IEBC office in any town the applicant chooses. Each applicant should receive a notification by 20th August. (Extract from: https://www.iebc.or.ke/media/?Media_accreditation)