The Supreme Court has mandated that any servers that may have been utilized to store and transmit voting data from polling places must be made accessible to Raila Odinga of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition.
The court further ordered the commission to let Mr. Odinga and some of the other petitioners for the presidential election access to the ballot boxes from 15 polling places for examination, review, and vote recounting.
In Nandi County, the polling places are Nandi Hills and Sinendeti Primary Schools, as well as Tinderet Conmo; in Kericho County, the polling places are Belgut, Kapsuser, and Chepkutum Primary Schools; in Mombasa County, the polling places are Jomvu, Mikindani, Ministry of Water, Mvita, and Majengo Primary Schools; and in Nyandarua County, the polling places are Jarok, Ga
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had been asked by Mr. Odinga to surrender all ballot boxes in the counties of Bomet, Nandi, Kiambu, Kericho, Kirinyaga, and Nyeri for inspection and recount.
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Martha Karua, Mr. Odinga’s running partner, Youth Advocacy for Africa (YAA), Mr. Peter Kirika, Mr. Khelef Khalifa, Mr. George Osewe, Ms. Ruth Mumbi, and Ms. Grace Kamau are among the petitioners requesting access to the servers.
The court orders were a result of their claims that non-commission workers intentionally breached and corrupted the election equipment of the IEBC.
According to the applicants, “the material sought is crucial to show that IEBC did not conduct a free, fair, safe, verifiable, responsible, and transparent presidential election.”
Additionally, it was mandated that the IEBC give the petitioners copies of its technological system security policy, details on the system’s users and their access levels, and workflow chats for identification, tallying, transmission, and publishing to.
Additionally, the court ordered IEBC to deliver the error papers that Wafula Chebukati, the IEBC Chairman, had signed during tallying and verification at the National Tallying Center between August 10 and August 15.
The court ruled that “subject to the petitioners supplying to the IEBC particular contested polling stations for compliance,” the IEBC “shall produce certified copies of Forms 32A and 34A Book 2 used in the impugned election.”
Additionally, the organization was required to give the applicants certified copies of penetration testing done on its electoral equipment both before and during the election.
Additionally, IEBC was instructed to make “partnership agreements with its technological partners, a list of users, a trail, and admin access” available to the public.
The court ordered that the review be completed in 48 hours, from 2 p.m. yesterday to 2 p.m. on September 1.
During the scrutiny, each side will be represented by two agents, who will work under the direction of the Supreme Court’s registrar and her staff.
The court ordered Ms. Letizia Wachira, the registrar, to submit her report by Thursday at 5 p.m. and to give copies to each party.
However, the court turned down Mr. Odinga’s request for a soft copy of the voter list and permission to examine the biometric voter register.
A request about access to all Kiems kits and servers for all constituency tallying centers was also denied by the court.