Best is mixed manual and digital elections

In Summary

• Raila and Azimio are still insisting that the election serves must be opened

• Former IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati told a conference in Portugal this week that the election technology was effective

What is done is done. The past is the past. It is no longer possible to revisit the results of the 2022 presidential election. What is important now is that the 2027 election is accepted as free and fair by the candidates and the voters.

The IEBC said that President William Ruto won the election and the Supreme Court confirmed that verdict.

Former IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has just made a vigorous defence in Portugal of the commission’s election technology.

However, Raila and the Azimio team still have not accepted the 2022 result and want the servers opened.

It is not a good idea to have a purely manual or a purely digital election system. Right now, the two parallel systems act as a check on each other. No tampered Form 34A has been produced (out of 44,000 posted online in real time) so there is no prima facie evidence of wrongdoing.

So, let’s stick with a mixed manual and digital system and make certain that trusted new IEBC commissioners (whether from political parties or not) are appointed in the near future to ensure that everyone agrees on the result in 2027.

Quote of the day: “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

Lhamo Dondrub
He was officially named the 14th Dalai Lama on November 17, 1950

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