James Orengo a senior counsel has revealed that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has intentionally turned down the access of Azimio la Umoja agents to the servers as ordered by the Court.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, August 30, ordered the IEBC to give the applicants supervised access to any servers at the National Tallying Centre for storing and transmitting voting information which is forensically imaged to capture a copy of Form 34C which is the total votes cast.
James Orengo alleged that the officials at the IEBC headquarters at the Anniversary Tower denied them entry on grounds that they needed authorization, despite the Supreme Court issuing express orders a day before.
“My lady Chief Justice and members of the court, we are also having difficulties with the orders relating to the inspection of the servers. We have been given restricted access only to the results transmission system. It is established that IEBC has eight servers yet we have access to one only. We have written to the registrar of the court in the hope that this court solves this matter as quickly as possible,” Orengo lamented.
IEBC was directed to avail access to servers that are eight while so far the Azimio team has only accessed one server. Also, orders were to offer a list of all partnership agreements with partners, a list of users, trail, and admin access to provide clarity on the IEBC systems and their usage for review and verification.
Added to the task of IEBC were the provision of password policy, password matrix, owners of system administration passwords, system users and levels of access, and workflow chats for identification, tallying, transmission, and posting of portals and any APIs that had been integrated and the list of human interface and controls for such intervention.
The matter to which in response Justice Lenaola Isaac said that they are following up on the matter expecting to receive a report of the exercise that the court ordered to be undergone at IEBC server offices.