Kenya selects Safran Identity & Security to accompany its 2017 elections

Safran Identity & Security, a global leader in identity and security solutions, has been selected by the Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to provide the technology solution for the country’s forthcoming general elections to be held on August 8, 2017.

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The IEBC has appointed the company to provide the necessary technology to power the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) for the general elections that will feature six major elections, including the presidential election.

Using its latest innovations in biometrics, Safran Identity & Security will provide a comprehensive solution in order to help the IEBC verify the voters list before the elections and facilitate a smooth and reliable electoral process. The electronic authentication of every voter with the provided system in the forthcoming general elections will be key to the rollout of free, fair and credible elections.

In order to carry out these various tasks, Safran Identity & Security will provide IEBC with its secure biometric tablets. More than 45,000 MorphoTablet™ will be used to verify the voters list before the election and to authenticate the voters with their fingerprints and photo before allowing them to vote. The tablets will also ensure secure transmission of the voter turnout data and election results.

We are providing the IEBC with a complete and secure solution in record time in order to contribute to the successful organization and delivery of these elections. We thank the IEBC for entrusting us as a partner in this major democratic event for Kenya.

Anne Bouverot, CEO and Chair of Safran Identity & Security

OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Security and IoT sectors.

With close to €3bn in revenues, IDEMIA is the result of the merger between OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho). This new company counts 14,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities and serves clients in 180 countries.

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