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September 26, 2017

Posting of poll results on servers began before vote day based on logs — Raila

NASA leaders Musalia Mudavadi, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Chris Wamalwa, Opiyo Wandayi and other alliance members in ntKamukunji Grounds, Nairobi, on Tuesday /ENOS TECHE
NASA leaders Musalia Mudavadi, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Chris Wamalwa, Opiyo Wandayi and other alliance members in ntKamukunji Grounds, Nairobi, on Tuesday /ENOS TECHE

NASA leader Raila Odinga now claims the August 8 presidential election results was rigged days before Kenyans cast their votes.

In a local TV interview on Tuesday night, Raila lifted the lid on what could amount to a serious electoral fraud in Kenya’s electoral history.

The opposition chief, who successfully fought for the nullification of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win at the apex court, said presidential results were already being posted on the IEBC servers on August 7 — Election Day eve.

Kenyans started voting from 6am to 5pm on August 8.

“If you look at the records, and they are from the logs given to us by the IEBC itself following the court order, you find they started posting results on the servers on August 7. Kenyans had the election on August 8, but started voting on August 7,” Raila said during the live interview.

IEBC communications manager Andrew Limo yesterday dismissed the claim as untrue. “Poll results were only released after polling and counting on August 8. That is after the close of voting at 5pm,” Limo told the Star.

Raila in his first local television interview since the bungled election likened the handling of the presidential poll to a “criminal enterprise”, which took over the electoral management and fed it with manufactured figures to ensure Uhuru’s reelection.

On August 9, a day after voting, Raila said the IEBC server was hacked and results from 10,000 polling stations were systematically altered.

Raila’s hacking claim is buttressed by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati’s explosive memo to IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba that demanded, among other things, to know why two individuals were allowed to create a username and password, which were later used to make 9,934 transactions believed to be manipulation of results.

NASA has demanded that officers, who were involved in “manipulating” the results must be lcoked out of the repeat election.

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