Opposition leader Raila Odinga has on Thursday (7/9/17) claimed that some people started posting election results into the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) servers on August 7.
Raila stated that polls began on August 7 contrary to the August 8 day as was stipulated in Law.
According to the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, technology experts were able to discover the malpractice from the logs given to them by the electoral body.
“Criminals started posting results in the IEBC servers as early as August 7th, this our experts found from the logs given by IEBC when the body refused to open the servers.
“This is what we have been saying that nearly 10,000 form 34As were altered in the server using password of IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebukati,” Raila indicated.
Accompanied by NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi, Raila added that some key Jubilee Party agents were among the individuals who accessed the server before the election day.
The former Prime Minister’s claims come after Chebukati’s move to appoint a new team to preside over the repeat presidential election slated for October 17.
Both NASA and Jubilee have rejected Chebukati’s new team.
Jubilee Party’s secretary general Raphael Tuju said in a letter to Mr Chebukati:
“After publication of the names of your election project team, we have received credible information that in the list are people known to be partisan.”
In a reply, Chebukati rubbished the claims by Jubilee, insisting that the IEBC was an independent body.
On their part, NASA coalition said some of those named in the team were involved in the issues noted by the registrar of the Supreme Court in the reports after scrutiny of the Forms 34A and 34B and the attempts to access the servers used to process the results of the annulled election.
The IEBC team appointed by Chebukati:
Project Coordinator: Mr Marjan Hussein Marjan
Head of Operations: Dr Sidney Namulungu
Head of Logistics: Ms Nancy Kariuki
Head of Training: Mr Bernard Misati Moseti
Head of Legal: Ms Salome Oyugi
Head of ICT: Mr Albert Gogo under the direct supervision of the National Returning Officer.
According to the Chairman, the appointment takes immediate effect and will last for a period of 3 months.