12 issues Chebukati wants Chiloba to respond over bungled August polls

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati on Thursday wrote show- cause letter to CEO Ezra Chiloba over the bungled August 8 presidential election.

In a leaked memo, he raised the following concerns;


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Why Chiloba contradicted with the position adopted by the commission on a memo referenced IEBC/CEO/1/1/09/2017

Asks CEO Chiloba to explain what happened to the printed forms that were meant to have approved security features and names of candidates printed in accordance with ballot proofs and as verified by teams commission sent to Dubai

To respond whether printing and scanning machines supplied by Messer MFI were fit for the purpose as contracted; where they were availed and why they failed to work.

Chebukati also wants to know why the satellite phones bought by the commission were not used to relay data from polling stations as it was supposed to be.

Chiloba to explain why, without his consent, was his name used to create an account that was responsible for 9,934 transactions.

The chair also wants an explanation what went wrong with the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) kits results transmission where over 10,366 out of 40,883 polling stations sent text results without Forms 34A.

Why 595 Polling stations failed/refused to any send results for the presidential election.

Explain why the commission decided to use a porous file server system for forms 34b submission instead of using a secure system which made it easy for individuals to manage accounts on each other’s behalf, clearly a security risk.


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To explain why the commissions’ used the subject server for day to day operations before elections and why ICT staff used passwords different from IEBC passwords.

Why some KIEMS kits were assigned Airtel and Telkom service providers in areas where only Safaricom had the required coverage.

Respond on why commission experienced non-validation of voters after KIEMS identification.

Explain why 682 polling stations had an equal number of rejected votes vis-à-vis the number of registered voters.

KIEMS GPRS and Geo-fencing features were switched off from August 5, 2017


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