With technology set to play a major role in the upcoming general election, both Vice President William Ruto, who is running with the UDA, and his main rival, Raila Odinga, who is backed by the ODM coalition, have each hired one to two senior information officers. Technology experts to help them win seats in the House of Representatives.
DP Ruto is now represented by Mr. Davies Chirchir, the chief agent of the anniversary party. He also served at the National Computing Center as President Uhuru Kenyatta's representative during the 2017 election. The ICT leader of the ODM team is Mr.George Njoroge, CEO and CEO of East African Data Handlers. IT professionals on both sides have been given specific tasks they need to do in order to win.
The current Chief of Staff for the Office of the Vice President is Mr. Chirchir, who holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nairobi and an MBA from Royal Holloway, University of London. MrNjoroge is a member of the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.
He graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Technology and an MBA in International Business. Chirchir has extensive experience in electoral affairs as a former Head of TIC at the Interim Independent Electoral Commission, the forerunner of the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission.
The DP team will rely on him to work his magic, bring victory and ensure that nobody has tampered with the electronic voting, transmission or voting records. He was previously accused of voting Mr.Odinga. Chirchir is said to be feared and despised in UDA neighborhoods.
Although Mr. Chirchir rarely interacts with the media in his regular job, his superiors said that as an official he could not discuss the matter publicly. He prefers to spend a lot of time in front of the computer.
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