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Chebukati Makes A U-Turn, Clears The Air About Allegations About IEBC Servers

The independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has refuted to the media claims that a 21 year-old student managed to hack the commission's server.

In a press release statement to the media Chebukati revealed that the IEBC online stores of the voter registration data and biometric voter registration computer system was not hacked by anyone.

Chebukati also revealed that the servers have no any link with the mobile SIM card internet and it is very difficult to access the servers without any permission.

“The BVR system has been designed to have its own isolated network, set of servers, as well as user account directory to ensure integrity, confidentiality, and high availability, Since the installation and commissioning of the system 8 years ago, the BVR system that hosts the register of voters used during elections has never been hacked because the servers are not connected to the open internet,” clarified in the statement.

He also revealed that the electoral data servers have a very strong firewall which can not allow any access by an outsider to the system for the purpose of manipulation of its information.

He also revealed that the commission has been receiving frequent request by various entities asking them to allow voters registration in different parts of the nation.

This comes few days after the Standard and Star media reported that the DCI had arrested a suspected man named Kiprop for allegedly hacking the electoral servers. I would like to hear from you do you think the IEBC servers are secure ahead of the 2022 elections? leave your comment and follow my page.

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