In just a few hours the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will be announcing the winner of the 2017 Presidential election after which the new President would be sworn in. But NASA says this will not happen.
In its new threats, the National Super Alliance warned that it would take the IEBC results to court if the Uhuru is eventually sworn in as the Kenya’s President.
According to the coalition party, the Presidential election result has been manipulated in favour of the incumbent President and against the will of Millions of Kenyan citizens.
The party has also maintained that the IEBC hs been tampered with by the alleged hackers who according to Raila, gained access to the commission’s system through passwords that were obtained from the late IEBC ICT boss Chris Msando.
“They loaded an algorithm that created a constant gap of 11% (between Uhuru and Raila)…they also introduced programs that can manipulate data,” Odinga stated.
” We have sufficient proof that they effectively disabled the system from detecting date and time thus they were able to add and delete data” he added while maintaining that he is leading Uhuru with over a million votes.
The IEBC on the, on the other hand, had said that it would not be coerced to announce results of the presidential race until all forms 34B forms are tallied but warned NASA of the consequences of declaring their candidate leader.
The Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the results will be handled in line with the Court of Appeal ruling in Civil Appeal No 105 of 2017 which held that the results of the presidential election would be electronically transmitted from the polling stations to the constituency returning officers.
The appeal also held that CROs would tally and verify the said results and in compliance with Section 39(1)(c)(a) of the Elections Act.
“Article 249 of the Constitution stipulates that the Commission is independent and not subject to the control of any person or authority.”
“According to our agreement, the Commission would then collate the results from the 290 constituency returning officers for a declaration of the poll winner,” Chebukati said, adding that this will be in accordance with Articles 138(3)(c) and 138(10) of the Constitution.
So far, 170 constituencies who have sent in their results and NASA has affirmed that the electoral body’s commitment to strictly comply with the provisions of the Constitution and the law.
So far, we have 170 constituencies who have sent in their results for the presidential election but NASA warns against swearing in Uhuru Kenyatta