Delivering her ruling today as the SCOK gave its final verdict on the nullification of the August 8th 2017 General Election, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu stated in her report indicating a possible interference.
“The IEBC system was compromised and contaminated or IEBC officials themselves compromised and bungled the elections.”
As the Presidential Election Returning officer, Wafula Chebukati was found culpable of not having ensured that the results were transmitted as prescribed in the constitution while Ezra Chiloba, whos name has constantly been mentioned by NASA during their campaigns especially at Nairobi’s Makadara grounds where NASA DP Kalonzio Musyoka mentioned him 3 times was mentioned in connection with the mishandling of the Kenya Integrated Election Management System(KIEMS). This was sparked by the Commissions failure to present NASA with relevant materials.
Others Immaculate Kassait and James Muhati the ICT Director. Kassait was found guilty of hoaxing the Court after swearing to an affidavit that all statutory forms had security features while evidence presented before the court proved otherwise while on the other hand Muhati who resumed duty after the late Chris Musando was found murdered in a thicket in Kikuyu was found to not have complied with Court Order subjecting the Commission to grant the Petitioner a read-only access to its servers for scrutiny.
“Our order of scrutiny was a golden opportunity for IEBC to discredit the Petitioner’s claim but they disobeyed the Court Order,” said Justice Mwilu.
Muhati was on Saturday sent on a compulsory leave for the second time this year.
By: Ronald Odhiambo