The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has denied claims by the DCI that a fraudster rexently hacked into their database and retrieved personal details from the voter registers.
According to IEBC chairman Wafula Cebukati, the servers are designed such that they don't have any connection wih the open internet and would be therefore be very difficult to access it without permission.
"The BVR system has been designed to have its own isolated network, ser of servers as well as ussers aacount directory to ensure integrity, confidentiality and high availability," a section of his statement read.
He also said that since the installation and commissioning of the system 8 years ago, the BVR system that hosts the register of voters used during election has never been hacked because the servers are not connected to open networks.
He went ahead and explained that the data could have been possibly obtained from entities that may have legitimately obtained the register from the commission through a formal request.
This comes a few moments after a 21-year old man was arrested after he was suspected of hacking the database and obtain personal information belonging to 61, 617 registered voters from a countu in western Kenya.
Wafula Chebukati the IEBC chairman has denied such claims to the Directorate of Criminal and Investigation.
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