Kenya’s Supreme Court has granted the opposition alliance, NASA, access to the electoral commission’s database and materials, following the party’s petition challenging the result of the 8 August presidential election.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga claims that Kenya’s electronic voting system, run by the electoral commission (IEBC), had been tampered with to give victory to his rival Uhuru Kenyatta who he accused of being a “computer-generated leader”.
Nasa’s access to IEBC data will be “limited to only aspects that will not compromise the commission’s electoral management systems,” the Daily Nation reports.
This will include read-only access to some servers as well as permission to copy and analyse tallying forms known as 34A and 34B.
President Kenyatta’s swearing in has been postponed from 29 August, so that the Supreme Court can first announce the findings of its investigation into the election.
Author: Staff Writer