South Korea's election watchdog will build an electronic voting system in Kenya to help the African country establish a sustainable democracy, the watchdog said Friday.
The South Korea-led Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) signed a memorandum of understanding with Kenya to redesign the country's electronic voting system, train professionals and voters in the system's operation, and help improve the country's election laws, according to the National Election Commission.
"The agreement will help establish a sustainable democracy," NEC secretary general Kim Yong-hi said. "We hope to improve Kenya's voting system to make it fair and stable."
A-WEB was first proposed by South Korea in 2011 and launched two years later with the participation of more than 120 countries and international organizations. It aims to establish fair elections in developing nations by helping them build the necessary legal framework and infrastructure. (Yonhap)