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Kenya 2022: Whistleblower’s confession questions IEBC credibility

By Jeff Otieno

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Posted on August 23, 2022 14:31

Kenya’s opposition leader Odinga files a petition challenging the presidential election result
A petition is seen on the day Kenya’s opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, of the Azimio La Umoja files it to challenge the presidential election result, in Nairobi, Kenya August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A confession by a whistleblower that a team of computer experts hacked the electoral body’s server and manipulated presidential votes have raised more questions about the credibility of the concluded elections. Will the Supreme Court uphold or nullify William Ruto’s win?

A damning revelation by a whistleblower on how the presidential vote tallies were allegedly manipulated has thrown more doubt on the credibility of this year’s elections.

In an affidavit before the Supreme Court, the whistleblower – whose identity is concealed – confesses he was part of a team of 56 people dubbed “The Team” who had been recruited to manipulate results.

“A team of 10 computer specialists headed ‘The Team’ to undertake the task,” says the whistleblower who is quoted in the court documents.

According to the whistleblower, they were commissioned to receive forms 34A that were sent to their server “where ‘The Team’ edited the results before uploading them on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) portal.”

Forms 34A are used to document presidential results from the polling stations. The county returning officers complete and sign the document, which is

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