‘IEBC had 4 servers, only one transmitted election results’ – Raila claims

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 17:36 | By
Raila Odinga during Azimio meeting in Nairobi on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. PHOTO/Raila Odinga/Twitter

Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya leader Raila Odinga now claims former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has not responded to the presidential election results he (Raila) released on Monday, January 23 during a rally at Kamukunji Grounds.

Raila said Chebukati knew that the results, which showed the Azimio leader leading, were true.

"Since I released the results, Chebukati has not come out to deny them because he knows that is the truth," Raila said when he met Azimio leaders in Nairobi on Wednesday, January 25.

Raila further said IEBC had four servers and only one was opened for scrutiny.

 "I want you to understand. We discovered that there were four servers, one in Holland (Netherlands), another in Venezuela where there was a person called Jose Camargo, the third at Anniversary Towers, and the fourth in Industrial Area.

"At the Bomas of Kenya, there was the portal where results were being transmitted to. Of the four servers, only one was sending results, the one in Venezuela," he said.

'Raila won election'

Last week, Jubilee Party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni claimed Raila won the August 9 elections with 8,170,355 votes representing 57.53 per cent of the votes cast.

The former Ndaragwa MP said research done by Vanguard Africa, which he stated is a non-profit organization, indicated that President William Ruto garnered 5,915,973 votes that represent 41.66 per cent of votes cast.

Kioni further stated that the report by the organization, which he claimed partners with pro-democracy leaders across Africa, showed that presidential results in 59 per cent of the 290 constituencies could not be verified with absolute certainty.

"We’ve seen that 59% of the constituencies cannot be verified with absolute certainty. What can be verified is, Raila Odinga won the elections with 8,170,355 votes representing 57.53% of the votes cast. Ruto got 5,915,973 votes, representing 41.66%.

"A casual peruse of the document; we have seen that at one point 144 constituencies had their results verified and often at times, those results are far from the results that were announced by IEBC," he said.

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