Opposition leader Raila Odinga is working with IT experts from outside Kenya to deliver a tallying system for NASA which is expected to complete polls results eight hours after the polls close at 6pm.
The NASA flagbearer is said to be working with IT experts mostly from Ghana and Germany to design a a secret ‘win-in-spite-of-rigging’ system and super-fast tally, The Star is reporting.
According to the paper, the leader of the team working on the project Joe Anokye, worked for the US space agency NASA and is credited with delivering a vote tallying system used in Ghana in the country’s 2016 elections.
The system is designed to make sure that no votes are stolen or added.
The tallying plans are said to be top secret and only known to a few individuals within NASA secretariat.
“The system is intelligent enough to know how many voters are registered in each polling station and if there is any attempt to inflate the figures the system will reject (them),” one foreign expert told the Star.
In Nairobi Anokye manages network engineers who administer NASA’s Global Mission Telecommunication Wide Area Network (WAN). Anokye has been setting up the system.
Apart from Anokye, NASA is also consulting with a firm 270 Strategies which worked with the 2016 Democratic nominee for President Hillary Clinton.
The upcoming system will collate results from all 41,000 polling stations.
After earlier objecting to NASA’s plan to set up a parallel tallying center, the Jubilee Party is also planning on establishing its own.