Kenya's Presidential Election Re-run Likely To Be Postponed Due To IT System Delays

Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is considering to postpone the presidential elections re-run set for 17 October 2017. The request to postpone the elections was submitted by French information technology company, OT-Morpho, who have stated that they won't be unable to provide a new election results-transmission system by the stated deadline.

Kenya's 2017 presidential elections which took place on 8 August 2017 were declared null and void by the country's Supreme Court. The court cited iregularit is when announcing their decision, among them were irregularities arounD the electronic transmission of election results.

OT-Morpho has argued that the two systems it supplied to the IEBC would need to be re-installed and it wouldn't be possible to do this by 17 October 2017.

The French company has also strongly denied that the systems it used during the 8 August 2017 polls in Kenya were interfered. In a statement, OT-Morpho has said that the results of their internal audit have revealed that there was no tampering with Kenya's election results.

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