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Bob Collymore responds to NASA leader


Safaricom has refuted claims by the opposition leader Raila Odinga accusing the telecommunication firm of working with a French digital security firm to manipulate the August 8 presidential elections.

In a statement the company said the claim made by Mr Odnga were “reckless, callous and unnecessary,” the company said they are ready for investigation saying they did not practice any misconduct.

“In accordance with the contract with IEBC, all the Mobile Network Operators (MNO) connected their Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and transmitted the data to the IEBC cloud servers,” Collymore explained in a statement.

“Contrary to what is alleged in the NASA statement, results from KIEMs kits from Safaricom zones, were transmitted and are on the IEBC web portal,” he added.

Yesterday the opposition leader said results from polling stations to OT-Morpho servers in France were transmitted without Safaricom ensuring that the outcome ended up in the servers of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Mr odinga also accused the Kenya’s leading telecommunications firm of delaying the transmission of the election results.

“None of the Kiems kits under Safaricom’s network ever got their results onto the IEBC’s public web portal.”Consequently, results from the polling stations in Kiems kits left the country but never found their way back to IEBC,” he said.


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