The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Marjan Hussein Marjan has confirmed that the commissions systems have not been hacked contrary to reports that they had suffered the alleged breach.
He said they had taken precautionary measures to firewall their systems and are well prepared for the process.
He reiterated that their surveillance and monitoring are top notch in screening everything that was being streamed at the Bomas of Kenya which is the national tally for the presidential results.
“There is misinformation going round that the commission’s systems have been compromised. We want to assure the country that nothing like that has happened. We are monitoring all our systems.
The CEO further observed that the commission anticipated for people to try and hack to their system
“We anticipated that people will try to hack our systems and we put mechanisms to ensure that our systems are secure. Our portal has not been down even for a second,” Marjan said.
Marjan sentiments come in the wake of chaos erupting at the Bomas of Kenya on Friday afternoon after a mysterious laptop was spotted in the national tallying centre.
A scuffle, between political party agents ensued at the IEBC national tallying centre over the unidentified laptop.
Following the incident, IEBC security barricaded the doors to the auditorium where tallying is taking place, with some journalists denied entry.