- He also maintained that a forensic audit of the 2022 general election must be undertaken.
- The former AG said if the doubts being held by Kenyans on the results are not cleared, then it could erode confidence in future elections.
Former Attorney General Amos Wako wants IEBC election servers to be made accessible to all Kenyans and every one as soon as the final declaration of presidential results is made.
In his submission to the National Dialogue Committee sitting at Bomas, Wako who is also the former Bisua senator said a law should be enacted so that it becomes automatic for the servers to be opened.
“The law should be enacted to make servers automatically open and accessible to everyone after the presidential results which are the final. This will even help those who want to file petitions,” Wako said.
Maintaining that a forensic audit of the 2022 general election must be undertaken, the former AG said if the doubts being held by Kenyans on the results are not cleared, then it could erode confidence in future elections.
The audit, he said, is the only way to improve the processes and instil confidence in the people.
“The question as to whether the servers should be opened or not has been a public debate for some time now, the more the debate goes on the more suspicions are created or raised that where there is smoke there is fire,” he said.
“This has left a doubt on the minds of people that it may not be that the figures in the portal are different from the figures in the server but it could be so and this may repeat itself in the next election.”
An election server is a system where information or data in regard to the previous election is stored.
The audits of elections, Wako said, should be held after every general election so that “we can improve our electoral systems".
“Therefore, we want to know the shortcomings, weaknesses and loopholes which should be rectified before the next election,” he said.
According to Wako, election observers have affirmed that the tallying, and tabulation of the votes at the polling stations was above aboard but the declaration of the final results was messed up.
“The audit is like a post-mortem which cannot revive the dead body but can help tell the cause of the death," he said.
"Therefore, we want to know the shortcomings, weaknesses and loopholes which should be rectified before the next election.”