Former journalist and corruption whistleblower, John Mark Githongo, filed an affidavit alleging that a team of 56 individuals were hired to infiltrated the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) systems during the election period.
In an affidavit deposited at the Supreme Court, Githongo introduced a whistleblower who he claims was part of the team of 56 people hired to manipulate Forms 34A before they were uploaded to the IEBC system.
According Githongo, the team comprised of 10 supervisors who managed the other 46 tasked with accessing, entering and manipulating the data in the IEBC portal.He further argued that the team was under instructions to maintain the total valid votes cast hence the only way to manipulate the figures was by deducting votes from one presidential contender to the other.
Githongo, in the affidavit, further noted that he received the whistleblowers personal details and recorded his statement on camera that would be availed to the court in private to protect him and his family.
The whistleblower claimed that the operation was carried out in conjunction with officials attached to the electoral Commission’s technology department.
The affidavit also showed that the team was under instructions to ensure that that votes were increased in favor of one of the contenders in his strongholds to shore up his numbers in areas where there was a low voter turnout.
A lawyer who preferred to remain anonymous argued that the affidavit would not be admissible in court.
He noted that, as presented, the affidavit was hearsay and the whistleblower was yet to seek witness protection from the court.