NASA leader Raila Odinga has said telecommunications company Safaricom was involved in rigging the August polls, together with French multinational company Safran Morpho. While addressing the press at Capitol Hill in Nairobi, Raila condemned the plot he alleged was set to rig, “Local telecom firms particularly Safaricom, in collaboration with Safran Morpho manipulated the August elections in favour of Jubilee and Uhuru Kenyatta,” he said.
He said Safaricom was contracted by IEBC to transmit election results from the KIEMS kits at the polling station to IEBC servers, but were involved in a more extensive mess with VPNs, “All this data was to be conveyed by a virtual private network, VPN, in order to ensure that there was no tampering of results before they reached servers. It has come to our knowledge that one of this VPN was terminated at a cloud server registered in Spain but operated in France under the control of Morpho. Both VPNs were fully paid for by IEBC, however, the VPN Safaricom terminated was not locally set up,” he outlined.
The NASA leader said results from polling stations were transmitted to another server but were never transmitted to IEBC server at Bomas, “In other words the results which came from the polling station were transmitted through IEBC network to a server hosted in France but they never came back to the server at the Bomas of Kenya,” he said, “None of the kits under Safaricom network ever got the results onto the IEBC public portal.” He said the deal between the French firm, IEBC, and Safaricom is still intact, alleging that the process is set to be repeated.