In the latest news concerning the August 9th elections which has been long awaited. IEBC has decided to give into the request by Azimio La Ummoja to give them access to the results. This move that is set to assure transparency will let them see results as they come from Polling Stations.
Azimio had submitted the request through their lawyer Paul Mwangi. The IEBC head of ICT said that the access will not only be to Azimio but to other candidates too.
While giving clarity on the matter, IEBC Director of ICT Mr. Michael Ouma said that the move to give presidential candidates passwords is to ensure transparency. All the Candidates including William Ruto, George Wajackoyah, and Wahiga Mwaure will have the same access. The access will enable them to see results as they troop in from polling stations to the National tallying center at Bomas Of Kenya.
The Director of ICT had the following to say. “Because of the mistrust we experienced in the last general elections, we have put a situation where all political parties will have accounts logged into the system” He also added that “We will give access to the API to the Presidential candidates so that they can be able to access these results and they can tabulate their own from our portal.”
He however went ahead express confidence that the system cannot be hacked as it is highly encrypted and the contents of the results image are also encrypted to avoid interception by tech-savvy individuals.