How polls body set itself up for failure in 2013: IT study

IEBC Chairman Issack Hassan. Correspondence between Mr Hassan and ICT experts shows that he ignored their warning that the electronic voter kits were bound to fail unless a different concept was pursued. FILE PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Mr Ong’ondi explained that, effectively, the devices could not have network connectivity to transmit provisional results and periodic voting progress reports from polling stations.
  • Keen not to antagonise the leadership of the commission, Mr Yard did not copy the other directors the mail.
  • Mr Yard pointed out that Face Technologies had itself realised its inadequacies and was treading with care.

Computer technology experts warned the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) that the electronic kits they were planning to use were bound to fail but the advice was rejected, documents seen by the Nation reveal.

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