National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has reacted to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati’s memo to the commission's CEO, Ezra Chiloba, saying intrigues at the electoral body are proof enough that IEBC rigged August 8 presidential poll.
Chebukati's memo to Chiloba, which is dated September 5, detailed numerous failures by the secretariat that formed the core of his Supreme Court petition that saw the nullification of the presidential poll. The IEBC chair also wants an explanation as to why the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) kits used in the election were not locked to specific locations as it had been agreed.
Raila went ahead to list the six ways IEBC mismanaged the August 8 election.
“Criminals started posting results in the IEBC servers as early as August 7, this our experts found out from the logs given by IEBC to them when the body refused to open the servers,” said Odinga.
“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,” he added.
NASA had filed a petition challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the August 8 poll. The Supreme Court nullified the results and ordered a presidential election to be supervised by IEBC. The Commission set the date for the repeat election for October 17.