Kalonzo Advocates For Manual Voting as he Claims Why Most Kenyans Might Not Vote in 2027
Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka has advocated for the return of the manual voting, and do away with electronic voting, saying that it is time to have dignity in the mode of voting. In his Thursday's interview with TV 47, Kalonzo claimed that the electronic voting employed during the August 9th polls had a lot of disadvantages than the advantages.
Itumbi Alleges That Azimio Agents Have Refused To Sign Attendance List As They Are Demanding This
Dennis Itumbi, one of the vocal members of the Kenya Kwanza coalition has alleged on how the Azimio la Umoja agents have refused to sign the agent attendance form. He says that they have demanded that before signing, the servers should be opened. He further adds that they have been showed cloned servers and they find that everything is right.
Why the form 34A had the name Jose Camargo- Mahat Somane
IEBC lawyer Mahat Somane has denied that Venezuelan national Jose Camargo interfered with the August 9 General Election as alleged by Raila Odinga’s lawyers Julie Soweto and Paul Mwangi. Somane said that the name Jose Camargo which appeared on a form 34A from Gacharaigu Primary School polling station in Kangema Constituency, Murang’a County, was an overlay-meaning the image of the form 34A uploaded on the IEBC portal was taken on top of another document bearing Camargo’s name.
Raila's Ally Questions Identity of Local Directors of Company That Facilitated IEBC Technology
Homabay Town MP George Peter Kaluma Homabay Town MP Peter Kaluma has raised questions surrounding the local leadership of Smartmatic, a Venezuelan company that aided the technology used by IEBC in the just concluded general elections. Kaluma said that the local directors of the Venezuelan company have remained mysterious despite a requirement by law that their identities be easily available at the registrar of companies.
Smartmatic Explains Why Opening Servers For Odinga Might Comprise Elections In Other Countries
Raila Odinga, the leader of Azimio la Umoja, has been denied access to servers by Smartmatic International, a company that develops and deploys electronic voting systems. Smartmatic International claims such an inspection would violate its intellectual property rights. Following allegations made by Mr. Odinga's lawyer, James Orengo, that the electoral agency had prevented the presidential contender from accessing its servers in spite of a court order, the electoral agency agreed on Wednesday to allow Mr. Odinga access to the technology.
Martha Koome Denies Allegations By Raila That IEBC's Technology Didn't Meet Standards
Raila Odinga's quest for the presidency was heard over the course of a difficult week by a Supreme Court panel chaired by Martha Koome, and the court has now rendered its decision. While rendering her decision, CJ Martha Koome noted that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has not yet attained widespread public confidence and trust in the internal management of the commission and election.
Bad News To Raila Odinga After Smartmatic Company Refused To Open The IEBC Server
Smartmartic company was awarded a tender by the Kenyan government, so that they can supply the IEBC with the elections materials such as: KIEMS KITS and ballot papers. They are the one who owns the IEBC server. Raila Odinga and the AZIMIO fraternity wanted the IEBC to open the server, so that they can access the election information which were stored in the server.
Smartmatic Company Refuses to Give Azimio Access to IEBC Servers, Instead Tells IEBC to Do This
Smartmatic Company has declined order by the Supreme Court to allow Azimio la Umoja to access their servers. In a statement released on Thursday by the Company's Managing Director F. Gunnick, the Company stated that granting access to any of the IEBC servers to a third party would be an infringement of the Companies property rights.
Live Updates From Nairobi Supreme Court
The Supreme court was on Thursday told that the four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) dissenting commissioners were fully involved in the process of tallying and verification of presidential results. Senior Counsel Abdikadir Mohamed submitted before the supreme court judges that the four commissioners were either negligent or unaware of their functions and that their claims of being sidelined by IEBC Wafula Chebukati in the verification process were inaccurate.
Reactions Of Kenyans As Smartmatic Company Resist In Opening Their Servers
Yesterday, the supreme court of Kenya ordered the independent electoral and boundaries commission IEBC to open all of its eight servers in order to allow the petitioner of presidential election results Raila Odinga to access them. The access to the IEBC servers was ordered in order for the petitioner to find hard evidence of what transpired during the transmission of form 34 from the polling station to the national tallying centre, Bomas.
Smartmatic Denies Raila Access to IEBC Servers
Raila Odinga, the head of the Azimio la Umoja party, has been refused access to the servers run by Smartmatic International, which the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission hired to provide the kits for the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS). Despite the Supreme Court's directive, Smartmatic stated in a letter dated Wednesday, August 31, and written to IEBC Chief Executive Officer, Marjan Hussein, that it will not grant access to the photos stored on its servers.
'Kimeumana' Martha Kaome Denies Allegations That IEBC Didn't Meet The Standards
A Supreme Court panel chaired by Martha Koome heard Raila Odinga's presidential bid over the course of a difficult week, and the court has now issued its decision.CJ Martha Koome noted in her decision that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has not yet achieved widespread public confidence and trust in the internal management of the commission and election.
New Logs From IEBC Servers Reveal Names of People Who Allegedly Hacked IEBC Systems 180 Times
Raila's Lawyer SC Philip Murgor has told the Supreme Court that IEBC confirmed that results transmission machines run on eight servers of which one is a virtual server and the rest are servers within docker servers. Murgor added that IEBC denied agents access to the docker servers. The lawyer added that Smartmatic also indicated that they would block access to parts of their servers from the press statement they shared.
Reasons Why Smartmatic Company Fails To Open IEBC Servers For Scrutiny And Forensic Audit
The national tallying center (NTC) servers have been closed by the voting technology provider to the Kenyan elections agency due to security concerns. Providing full access to the servers hosting Form 34C would violate the supplier Smartmatic International Holding B.V's intellectual property rights, the agency claims in a letter to the parties of the ongoing presidential election petition before the Supreme Court.
Get to understand how it is going down at the Supreme Court presidential petition proceedings
Today lawyers for Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission are at the Supreme Court responding to the President-elect petition. Let's go through some of the responses by the lawyers at the Supreme Court. Lawyer Eric Gumbo: The contract between Smartmatic and IEBC was for the supply and maintenance of the frustructure which meant they had to bring their personnel to ensure the smooth running of that system.
Makau Mutua Believes That The Rule Of Law Will Prevail On Monday At Supreme Court
Makau Mutua who is among top professors in Kenya and one of Azimio LA umoja allies today tweeted on his twitter page that the legal arguments were completed on Friday at supreme court. Now everyone must let the Supreme Court deliberate in peace. Let the rule of law prevail on Monday.
Just In: Kalonzo Advocates For Manual Voting as he Claims Why Most Kenyans Might Not Vote in 2027
According to Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka, it is time to restore dignity to the election process by eliminating computerized voting and reintroducing manual voting. The electronic voting system used on August 9th polls, according to Kalonzo, had more drawbacks than benefits. He made this claim in an interview he gave to TV 47 on Thursday.
"Why Was A Venezulean Allowed To Access To Servers, What Was He Maintaining" Justice Smokin Poses
The presidential petition case has today entered it's second day of hearing the case at the Supreme Court, in Milimani. The Azimio team and other parties filed a petition case to struck out the win of William Ruto as the President elect and the misconduct of the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati terming he did not announce free and fair presidential results.
Smartmatic Reveals The Worst Thing That Could Happen In Granting Raila's Team Full Access To Servers
The Smartmatic company has made fresh claims on the repercussions that the company could face in case it allows Azimio La Umoja full access of the back end of some of its servers. While the Supreme Court ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to grant Raila Odinga's team full access to the elections servers.
Smartmatic refuse to release images of NTC servers
The Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga through his lawyers requested to be given access to servers. The supreme court gave orders that Raila should be given access to servers. The orders will enable Mr Odinga and the other presidential election petitioners to prove allegations that votes were rigged.