Raila Odinga Says He Is So Far Satisfied With Supreme Court Proceedings


National Super Alliance leader, Raila Odinga, has said he is so far satisfied with Supreme Court proceedings as he insisted that the journey to Canaan is still on course.

Raila while speaking after attending a church service at the All Saints Cathedral on Sunday expressed confidence that the Supreme Court will rule in his favor in the presidential petition.

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He said NASA has provided enough evidence that will be presented before the seven-judge bench.

“We are satisfied with the proceedings of the Supreme Court. Kenyans are crying for justice and no force will subvert the will of the people,” Raila said.

He accused the Jubilee administration of misrule and presiding over corruption during President Kenyatta’s first four years in office.

“I want to assure Kenyans that nothing will stop them from liberating themselves from the political oppression, corruption, deceit, and misrule that has characterized the Jubilee administration during their four years in office,” Raila said.

The former Prime Minister’s election petition was given a boost by Supreme Court judges who have granted NASA access to the electoral commission servers as well as certified copies of original forms 34A, 34B and 34C.

Justice Isaac Lenaola while granting NASA access said the Supreme Court decision was based on three main things: our electoral system is partly electronic and partly manual, the integrity of the system including passwords must be protected and the manufacturers of the electoral systems are in France, hence orders cannot be granted to summon them due to time constraints. The access to the servers will, however, be restricted.

He then directed the IEBC to provide the opposition with;

  • Number of servers used during the August 8th General Elections
  • Operating software of KIEMS kit
  • Passwords used
  • Software policy
  • System user types
  • GPRS locations of the KIEMS kit
  • Allocation list by polling station for all KIEMS kit
  • Certified copies of penetration tests conducted on KIEMS kit prior to the general election
  • Certified copies of original forms 34A, 34B and 34C.

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Priority is to be given to the 292 polling stations in contention as raised by ODM Executive Director Norman Magaya’s affidavit. Others are the 688 polling Stations raised by Omar Yussuf and the 14,078 polling stations as listed by Dr. Nyangasi.

The Judiciary’s ICT officer and another appointed by the Supreme Court will supervise, access the technology used and prepare a report together with two agents each from the parties in court.

The report will assist the court to settle hacking claims, alleged existence of non-gazetted polling stations, the presence of original forms, alleged differences of results as announced at the polling station and those captured on forms.