The Supreme Court ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to provide the Azimio la Umoja coalition leader, Raila Odinga, access to the National Tallying Center’s servers on Tuesday.
At a Pre-Trial session on the presidential election appeal, the IEBC was instructed to grant supervised access to any server used to record photographs of Forms 34C.
“That IEBC is compelled to give the applicants supervised access to any server(s) at the National Tallying Centre for storing and transmitting voting information and which are forensically imaged to capture a copy of the Form 34C which is the total votes cast,” read court documents.
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Additionally, the court ordered that IEBC to provide documents of its technology system security policy, which covered elements like its password policy, password matrix, and system administrator password owners.
The order also permitted access to the servers to petitioners Youth Advocacy for Africa (YAA) Peter Kirika, human rights activist Khelef Khalifa, George Osewe, Ruth Mumbi, and Grace Kamau access to the servers.
The drill is set to take place at the IEBC offices in Nairobi’s Anniversary Towers today, Wednesday, August 31.
Meanwhile, IEBC is currently preparing the ballot boxes for 15 polling places, which will be opened for examination, scrutiny, and a recount.
Nandi Hills and Sinendeti Primary Schools in Nandi, Belgut, Kapsuser and Cheptukum Primary Schools in Kericho, and Jomvi, Mikindani, and Ministry of Water Tanks polling stations in Mombasa are among the polling stations.
Other polling stations in Mombasa include Mvita, Majengo, and Mvita Primary Schools; Tinderet CONMO in Nandi County; and Jarok, Gathanji, and Kiheo Primary Schools in Nyandarua.
During the vote recount, each party will be represented by two agents, and the exercise will be overseen by the Registrar of the Supreme Court.