The Supreme Court grants Raila permission to access IEBC servers.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to grant the Azimio la Umoja coalition access to servers used to transmit results at the National Tallying Centre.

During a Pre-Trial conference on the presidential election petition, the IEBC was ordered to provide supervised access to any server used to capture images of Forms 34C at the commission’s nerve center.

“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.

In addition, the court 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 petitioners Youth Advocacy for Africa (YAA) Peter Kirika, human rights activist Khelef Khalifa, George Osewe, Ruth Mumbi, and Grace Kamau access to the servers.

Today, Wednesday, August 31, the exercise is scheduled to take place at the IEBC headquarters in Nairobi’s Anniversary Towers.

In the meantime, the IEBC is preparing ballot boxes for 15 polling stations that will be opened for inspection, scrutiny, and recount.

Among the polling stations are 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.

Mvita, Majengo, and Mvita Primary Schools in Mombasa; Tinderet CONMO in Nandi County; and Jarok, Gathanji, and Kiheo Primary Schools in Nyandarua are among the other polling stations.

During the vote recount, each party will be represented by two agents, and the process will be overseen by the Supreme Court Registrar.

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Written by Esther Oyugi

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