Voting started before August 8, claims Raila Odinga

Voters queuing in the August 8 election
Voters queuing in the August 8 election

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has claimed that polling was illegally open a day before August 8 and results fraudulently posted into IEBC servers.

Mr Odinga made the claims on Thursday saying that criminals started posting results into the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission servers (IEBC) servers a day before the election date (August 8).

The NASA leader says that his party’s technology experts discovered the malpractice after going through the logs presented to them by the polls body.

“Criminals started posting results in the IEBC servers as early as August 7, this our experts found out from the logs given by IEBC to them when the body refused to open the servers,” claims Odinga.

“This is what we have been saying that nearly 10,000 form 34As were altered in the server using password of IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebukati,” he added.

Mr Odinga also claimed that key Jubilee agents were among those who accessed the servers before election day.

He added that some of the candidates declared as winners by the IEBC were not validly elected and referred to them as Computer Chicks (Vifaranga vya computer).

The results of the August 8 polls were nullified by the Supreme Court on September 1 and repeat elections ordered within 60 days.

The new elections are now set for October 17 though the NASA leader wants them delayed by two weeks saying he was not consulted when the date was announced.