Reliable sources have it that Alex Kioni, the son of former Presidential running-mate of Musalia Nudavadi will replace Chris Msando as IT manager at IEBC.
A short while back, James Muhati who was the ICT Director at IEBC was sent on 30 days compulsory leave for alleged sabotage and following his removal, Chris Msando was assigned as the acting ICT Director.
However, besides the presence of knowledgeable ICT professionals in the commission and the presence of Msando as the acting ICT Director, IEBC further ‘contracted’ Alex Kioni as an external IT security consultant.
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Alex Kioni used to work for IBM East Africa as a cyber security manager but resigned following discovery by IBM that he had a private IT security company called Chalbi Business Solutions Limited which he was using to divert some of IBM’s clients and work to.
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In the course of his contract at IEBC, Alex has since advised for (1) The database to be secured using the Oracle system, which essentially locks the data therein, and blocks unauthorized access and (2) Protection of the network through IBM Q-reader system that creates a firewall that monitors/safeguards IP addresses. These two measures essentially mean that the IEBC systems are ‘technically’ ring-fenced from outside access; and can only be manipulated from inside by a person with the access codes or specific user rights.
With James Muhatia’s compulsory leave due to end AFTER the coming elections; plans and pressure have been underway from the powers that be to have IEBC replace Chris Msando (the acting IEBC ICT director who is reported to have gone missing) by hiring Alex Kioni on permanent basis. Whereas Chris equally has the technological know-how to oversee the securing of IEBC systems and is said to have been the man behind the new IEBC KIEMS hack-proof system, he is perceived to be from one of the ‘non-friendly’ tribes and does not therefore automatically fit in the ongoing grand scheme of rigging plans.
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Although Alex Kioni quit employment at IBM East Africa in acrimony, he has since patched his relationship with the company’s management because (1) he is giving them very good business through the purchase of the IBM Q-reader system from the company and (2) Nicholas, the IBM director went to school with Uhuru Kenyatta at the prestigious St. Mary’s schools and is therefore keen to cover his old-boy’s back.
With the IEBC system auditing set to commerce tomorrow, one can’t help but link Msando’s disappearance to the exercise or worse still to the elevation of Alex as the new IEBC ICT Director.
Chris Msando’s middle name is Chege. Someone might have thought that he is Kikuyu when they suspended James Muhati and had him replace James. They might have realised very late that Chris is Luo and related to senior NASA leaders like Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o.