CORD leader and a presidential contender in the disputed March election Raila Odinga has raised pertinent questions regarding the installation and management of IEBC servers. According to a sworn affidavit filed before the Supreme Court of Kenya on Saturday, Raila questioned why IEBC had an KENCALL (call centre company) co-host IEBC’s server and that of The National Alliance (TNA) ( a political party of one of the candidates declared President-elect).
UPDATE: According to a source at IEBC, the electoral body hosted TNA and IEBC’s data on “the same server” mirroring IEBC data on to TNA’s website.
Coincidentally, Kencall founder and owner, Nicholas Nesbitt, sits on the board of Commercial Bank of Africa (majorly owned by the Kenyatta family). Safaricom, with major business interests with the Kenyatta family through CBA, provided the VPN which sources at IEBC revealed as hacked during the tallying. M-Pesa and M-Shwari mobile money and banking deposits are all exclusively resident at the Kenyatta owned CBA.
Raila argues that co-hosting the two servers may “compromise the integrity of the electoral process but at the very least gives the very real impression that the TNA has access to all sorts of information which is at the very least initially confidential to the First Respondent ( IEBC).”
According to an article on The Standard on Sunday, Raila believes the IEBC, as well as its Chairman Issack Hassan, failed to establish systems, which are accurate, secure, verifiable, accountable and/or transparent.
The article further states – Raila says that IEBC declared results, “which in many instances had no relation to votes cast at the polling station and developed methods, which were opaque and intended to manipulate the results in the course of which the petitioners’ representatives were altogether excluded from the process.”
IEBC chairman admitted during the tallying at Bomas that the electoral body’s tallying app was hacked and a rogue code, which multiplied votes by 8, added into the application.