BREAKING: People’s President Raila Odinga Arrives At Bomas Of Kenya To Meet Jubilee IEBC Over October Polls

People’s president the NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka have arrived at Bomas for a meeting with IEBC

Raila arrived at 11.30 am accompanied by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula who is Ford Kenya leader.

Other Opposition leaders at the Nairobi venue are ANC chief Musalia Mudavadi and Siaya Senator James Orengo who is NASA’s lawyer.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto are expected to arrive soon.

The electoral agency said it would meet the presidential candidates to iron out contentious issues ahead of the repeat October 26 vote.

“We look forward to meeting with the presidential candidates today. We hope to create a common understanding on the 26th October polls,” IEBC said via Twitter on Tuesday.

Last week, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said the presidential hopefuls would attend meetings in person instead of sending “sideshow” representatives.

The talks ended on a bad note last Wednesday after Opposition representatives walked out saying Jubilee was negotiating in bad faith. Orengo said this followed the proposed amendments to the election laws.

Meanwhile here is the list of irreducible minimum as presented by NASA brigade:

HERE IS WHAT NASA DEMANDS AS IRREDUCIBLE MINIMUMS BEFORE ELECTIONS. THEY LOOK LIKE QUEST FOR FAIR PLAY. WHY DO THESE DEMANDS ANNOY UHURU AND RUTO?

POLLING STATIONS:
IEBC should provide a list of all polling stations and registered voters per all those polling stations in advance. List should indicate the GPS locations of all polling stations and the network coverage

RETURNING OFFICERS:

A new slot of returning officers to be appointed for all the 291 constituencies
Current serving ROs to remain as Constituency Elections Managers and not play any role as Returning Officers in the fresh elections but provide logistical support to the appointed ROs
Appointment of ROs should be from a pool provided by political parties of nominees.
Posting of ROs should be done through open balloting in public to determine constituencies where the officers are to be posted.

RESULTS TRANSMISSION:

No text messaging in sending elections results.
Only scanned images to be sent through the KIEMS kit to the constituency and national tallying center.
Commission to proactively announce exact number of persons who have voted at 5 pm based on tabulations from KIEMS Kits before the counting starts.
Elections results to be announced at the Constituency level. Only scanned images to be sent through the KIEMS kits or results transmitted by Presiding Officers and Returning Officers may be tabulated.

National tallying center should not display results before they are verified and announced at the constituency level.
No results should be displayed unless political party and candidates’ agents are given full access to all transaction logs and databases.
National tallying center should only display scanned images of result Forms once publicly announced at the Constituency tallying centers.
Media Houses should proactively cover all results announcements at the respective constituencies and show live feed of the outcome.

Candidates’ agents should be part of receiving teams at the constituency and national tallying centers. Receiving teams to verify all Forms 34As delivered and confirm that accurate entries are made on the Forms 34Bs and sign off before announcement is made.
Observers should be allowed access to this process.

COMPLICIT ELECTIONS PERSONNEL:

A scrutiny of the Forms 34Bs from the constituencies showed that 80 constituency Forms were fake and therefore illegal.
Officers who were complicit in processing results through these illegal Forms should not play any role in the fresh electoral process.
Officers who also facilitated the display of figures purporting them to be results but which at the Supreme Court hearing were disowned by the Commission as mere statistics should equally be barred from participating in the fresh elections.

ICT INFRASTRUCTURE:

Independent International Experts should be engaged to manage the entire ICT framework of the elections with close supervision of the Candidates agents and the IEBC.
Results transmission system to be designed on the Oracle platform and overseen by Oracle Consulting. No use of cloud servers in results transmission.
IBM was contracted to provide end to end security testing of the KIEMS system.

IBM to be allowed to provide security and monitoring of users, networks and servers used in results transmission.
WHY DO THESE DEMANDS ANNOY UHURU AND RUTO?

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