BREAKING NEWS: CORD Raises Credibility Concerns Of Results Being Released

BREAKING NEWS: CORD Raises Credibility Concerns Of Results Being Released

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CORD Campaign team has raised concerns on the credibility of the results streamed on live TV from the IEBC national tallying centre at Bomas of Kenya.

The CORD national steering committee chairman Franklin Bett accompanied by ODM Secretary General Anyang’ Nyong’o and Lands Minister James Orengo raised several key concerns that puts credibility of results into question. Here are the concerns raised:

  • Collapse of IEBC server for more than six hours puts to doubt the results being released; arguing that if the server has been down for more than six hours, from where are the results are being streamed on live TV coming from?
  • Credibility of the BVR system and ability of IEBC to verify voters. It was reported that BVR kits failed in the better part of the morning at which time IEBC officials resorted to manual register, later in the afternoon the BVR kits started working and IEBC put them into use.
  • IEBC staff caught issuing multiple ballot papers in some regions where the competition has strongperson on the ground.
  • Voting reportedily going on at 2:30am 5th March in Jubilee strongholds of Kimilili, Kitale, Ongata Rongai while in CORD strongholds voting closed on time as per IEBC guidelines.
  • CORD agents denied access into some areas
  • Others was the live streaming of voter results on TV, radio and mobile devices while voting was underway terming it a psychological manipulation of voters who waiting to vote in polling centres.

Bett’s concerns sets the stage for contesting of the results if the CORD concerns are not resolved.

By the time of going to press IEBC, Safaricom and Political Party ICT officials were reported to be in a crisis meeting to discuss the crash of the server and possible remedy.

IEBC is yet to respond to the concerns raised.

Comments

      • samson ndalu says

        Crushing of the server does not mean the data was
        lost, you should understand that mr. “Expert”!

    • Olale Coloshem Collins says

      we dnt call others craps after all we are all kenyans and nobody wins but Kenya as a nation

  1. says

    As an IT expert I noticed lots of irregularity with the way IIEBC was handling the BVR system. one for example was when IIEBC chairman said that they were going to look into the BVR voter registration database after registration were completed and clean it from double registration. For sure a database management system does not allow for duplicate entries in any column that has been assigned a primary Key. the primary Key is always assigned to a column where the information to be stored is not the same. a good example is that each voter had a unique National Identity card number. If the developers of the BVR database put this into consideration then the BVR data management system should have been able to disallow double entry if all the registered voters used their national Identity cards to register and vote. So it was illogical for the IIEBC to again tamper with the list of registered voters.

    • says

      The BVR system is not networked and this means a person can register in as many station as they wish and hence the need to "clean" otherwise the same person can still vote as many times as registered.

    • says

      the irregularity shows how the Kenyan public officials are not well placed to understand simple IT basics. MS Access is a DBMS and also one of the packages taught in elementary computer application packages. if the chairman of IIEBC cannot understand that how much more can the rest of the officials?

    • says

      He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. Proverbs 17:27 Our God will take us to the rock that is higher than us. We can rest in Him and not be afraid of what man says

  2. says

    I belive the results are not in form of computer error.we need a leader democraticaly elected to serve all kenyans deligently without depending on computer errors.lets not speculate and iebc should assure cord over its concerns.let no one intefere using any mechanism with the voice of the people.

  3. Anonymous says

    Team Grenade Attack will not transcend the CORD endevors. Raila is poised for a big win abd accolades to the FORA lobby

  4. says

    iebc uses acces database?and they want to clean up the database for duplicates from the backend?jesus…the word computerized system inafunika watu macho sana…the credibility of this system is at the mercy of the database admin

  5. David okoyoyi says

    We do believe to da chairman mr.Isaac but da BVR are man made goods so mannual process was da bes of all.and we need to remain calm and wait for da final whistle.

  6. Anonymous says

    now lthink 2 late for yu to comment mzai.yako tim kwisha no wasting of time park your belongings n out from ikuru uhuru ataware.

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