The Supreme Court ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Tuesday to grant the Azimio la Umoja coalition access to servers used in transmitting results at the National Tallying Centre.
The IEBC was ordered to provide supervised access to any server used to capture images of Forms 34C at the commission’s nerve center during a Pre-Trial conference on the presidential election petition.
“That IEBC be compelled to give the applicants supervised access to any server(s) at the National Tallying Centre for storing and transmitting voting information and which are forensically imaged to capture a copy of the Form 34C which is the total votes cast,” read court documents.
The court also ordered IEBC to provide copies of its technology system security policy, which included their password policy, password matrix, and system administration password owners.
The ruling also granted access to the servers to petitioners Youth Advocacy for Africa (YAA) Peter Kirika, human rights activist Khelef Khalifa, George Osewe, Ruth Mumbi, and Grace Kamau.
The exercise is scheduled to take place today, Wednesday, August 31, at the IEBC headquarters in Nairobi’s Anniversary Towers.
Meanwhile, the IEBC is preparing ballot boxes for 15 polling stations, which will be opened for inspection, scrutiny, and recount.
Nandi Hills and Sinendeti Primary Schools in Nandi, Belgut, Kapsuser and Cheptukum Primary Schools in Kericho, and Jomvi, Mikindani, and Ministry of Water Tanks polling stations in Mombasa are among the polling stations.
Other polling stations in Mombasa include Mvita, Majengo, and Mvita Primary Schools; Tinderet CONMO in Nandi County; and Jarok, Gathanji, and Kiheo Primary Schools in Nyandarua.
During the vote recount, each party will be represented by two agents, and the exercise will be overseen by the Registrar of the Supreme Court.
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