IEBC says its servers are safe

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission says its servers and date are safe allaying fears of a possible interference after the killing of its ICT Manager Chris Msando.

IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati has further called on security agencies to get to the bottom of the murder with the commission keen on knowing the motive of the killing.

The Kenya Human Rights Commission had visited the commission after holding a demonstration condemning the killing in the streets of Nairobi.

The commission had organized the demonstration to call on authorities to act on the brazen murder of Msando while at the same time showing solidarity with the IEBC. The procession began from Uhuru Park’s freedom corner heading to Anniversary towers, the IEBC head offices.

At the IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati, CEO Ezra Chiloba and a host of other commissioners were at hand to receive the demonstrators.

The demonstrators who were led by KHRC chair George Kegoro and Governance activist John Githongo called on the state to hasten the investigations into the death of Msando to end the litany of speculations over the murder.

The duo wants the agencies to specifically zero in on the motive saying the killing raised eye brows as it was coming a few days to the general election.

Following fears that IEBC servers and data that were a direct responsibility of Msando could be compromised, the IEBC Chair said they had moved to secure critical infrastructure that’s key to a free and credible poll.

A shaken Chebukati once more called on investigative agencies to establish the motive of the murder and beef up security for the IEBC officials.

The test run for the IEBC electronic system of transmission that was postponed Monday after Msando’s remains were discovered will be conducted Wednesday afternoon.

The mutilated body of IEBC ICT Manager Chris Chege Msando was found Monday and the Commission claims that the deceased was tortured before being murdered.


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