Raila pens official complaint to French government over IEBC servers

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NASA leader Raila Odinga and co-principal Musalia Mudavadi at Bomas on August 10, 2017. PHOTO: COURTESY

The Opposition leader has formally written to the French government over the August 8 presidential election which was nullified by the Supreme Court.

The National Super Alliance addressed the letter to four French senior officials including Minister for the Interior, French Ambassador to Kenya, Foreign Affairs Minister and Minister for Justice, urging them to launch investigation into ICT firms contracted by Kenya and which the coalition says allegedly subverted democracy in the country by abetting electoral fraud.

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IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati and CEO Ezra Chiloba arrive at the press conference where they released the status report on mass voter registration and election preparedness at the Anniversary Towers on February 21, 2017. PHOTO: JACK OWUOR/THE STAR

The news about the letter was first broken by Raila Odinga strong defender, Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohammed through his social media pages.

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Two French firms; Safran and OT-Morpho, provided ICT support services to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission during the August 8 polls.

Nasa has bashed the firms claiming they colluded with Jubilee Party to rig the election by hacking the systems.

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But in a quick rejoinder, the French firms defended themselves saying the IEBC servers were not hacked adding it will give a detailed response once the Supreme Court releases its full judgement.

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Kenyans are headed back to the polls on October 17, after Chief Justice David Maraga and three other judges ruled in favour of Raila’s petition to annul last month’s election that saw Uhuru Kenyatta garner 54 per cent of the vote.

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The four judges agreed that there were irregularities and illegalities, so much that it affected the integrity of the outcome. Two dissented and one fell sick.