CORD sues IEBC, Safaricom for data

Head of the Raila Odinga Secretariat Eliud Owalo said the suit will be filed at the Milimani Law Courts at 11 a.m/CFM

Head of the Raila Odinga Secretariat Eliud Owalo said the suit will be filed at the Milimani Law Courts at 11 a.m/CFM

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) on Tuesday filed a petition seeking orders to compel the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and mobile operator Safaricom to release crucial documents required to file a presidential petition.

Head of the Raila Odinga Secretariat Eliud Owalo filed the petition at the Milimani Law Courts.

Owalo said in a statement that the documents, sought alongside the evidence in their possession, will form an integral element in the petition they intend to file against the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as President-elect.

“A petition will this morning at 11 a.m. be filed at the High Court sitting at Milimani, Nairobi seeking orders compelling the IEBC and Safaricom Ltd to furnish us with relevant documentation related to the recent presidential election,” he said.

The coalition plans to file the petition at the Supreme Court by Monday and within the seven days provided for by the Constitution and the Supreme Court Act.

Among the documents that the coalition is seeking from the IEBC are the log files for all short messages that were declared electronically and received from Safaricom, all software contracts between IEBC and all firms that provided software services to them in connection with the just concluded General Election.

Other documents needed are the serial numbers of all handheld transmission devices that were actually configured and made ready for use as aforesaid and the constituencies in which they were meant to be used.

The serial numbers of all handheld transmission devices that were configured and the constituencies in which they were meant to be used, are also required.

Additionally, what the coalition needs is the green book, provisional register of all registered voters and the final register of all registered voters.

From Safaricom, CORD wants the numbers of all handheld transmission devices that were used to electronically transfer data from polling stations to the tallying centre.

It also wants a print out of all messages that were sent through all handheld transmission devices that were used to electronically transfer data from the polling stations.

In addition, the alliance wants Safaricom to be compelled to produce all contracts signed between them and IEBC in connection with the just concluded General Election and records of all information transmitted to their servers on March 4 and 5.

On Monday, Makueni Senator elect Mutula Kilonzo and Siaya Senator-elect James Orengo accused IEBC of frustrating their efforts to file the suit at the Supreme Court.

“One of our obstacles is that we have demanded for certain information from the IEBC. That information is not forthcoming and we have not received any explanation,” Kilonzo alleged.

“We are put in a situation where the IEBC does not want these documents inspected. It obviously means that there is something wrong with their records. There are documents you cannot inspect, but the form 34, 35 and 36 should be made available,” Orengo added on Monday.

LORDRICK MAYABI

Lordrick is a graduate of the University of Nairobi with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He is passionate about political and governance issues. He also takes keen interest in human rights matters, justice and is fond of sports.

  • Nnani

    I wonder did CORD excite Kenyans with a water tight case then now turn around and blame IEBC and Safaricom? Are they behaving like the ICC? Indict then look for Evidence? At this rate CORD will sue anything and everyone including registered voters who did not vote…!

    • tamu uchungu

      so what?

    • mary

      Hahahahaha let the do so but they will never prevail. you can’t fight with God

      • http://twitter.com/CliveJerry Clive Jerry

        God? why bring God in this – Veracity and righteousness some of Gods many characteristics. Titus 1:2 so far i don’t see these two

      • ARINS

        I don’t expect a person called ‘Mary’ fail to know who God is!

        • Gemmian

          gods are many. mary could be having one at a corner in her bedroom. do not blame her

          • Mswahili

            If its true God chooses leaders tell her to explain Hitler!!

      • ARINS

        Do you remember ur UK saying he had been visited by the devil during Mudavadi saga. Please don’t cal curses to kenya in the name of God. His righteousness and justice will prevail irrespective of what. Refer to these verses to guide u. Proverbs 29:18, Ecclesiastes. 10:17

    • wk

      hahahaha Nnani…ur soo rite…CORD wil do anything jst 2get attention ..bt pole kwao even is theaz a run-off 2day Uhuruto wil stil win n that i can take 2the bank

      • Jusmi

        Their time is up!!

      • ARINS

        wish u well with ur bank

    • haiya!

      LOL “At this rate CORD will sue anything and everyone including registered voters who did not vote.!”

      • Gabby

        Hilarious!

      • ARINS

        Hope you went to school and irrespective of your political affiliation, lets get the truth because we need to build a strong foundation for our politics and remember u can be celebrating now, but in future faced with similar problem. So be watchful and don’t be biased because this is very important case for the country’s elections.

        • emi

          Its true. When he asks where the rest of over 1 and above millions of people went to. Thats where he is headed to. He should know that over 80% of people voted not 100%.

    • ARINS

      I feel u do not have any idea of what the case petition should look like. Sorry for being a simple layperson in that matter. Just listen and follow things are to happen, you will be shocked. That one i can promise.

    • mary kamau

      mary kamau

      wacha matusi.Dont be scared,i believe that the truth shall prevail.usiogope.

  • concerned

    Seems like Cord is fishing for evidence as opposed to having evidence

    • wk

      Preach!!

      • Jusmi

        it seems like another propaganda like that of kimemia & provincial administrators. If it was rigged they should be knowing how not accusing someone then looking for evidence.

    • Njuguna Ndungu

      Exactly my thoughts. They know how rigging is done and are sure they will find something if they look.

      • Gabby

        @Njuguna Ndungu: Nice post i.e Send a thief to catch a thief kinda thing?

    • ARINS

      Evidence and well furnished that is unstoppable is to come out and u’r in for a big shock, Be prepared

    • Gabby

      I hope the pun is intended otherwise the Nile Perch is all I see being fished by the ‘Sons of the Lake’!

  • http://www.facebook.com/philomakks Philo Makks

    I commend CORD move and the continued call for peace and calmness, we should always allow any aggrieved parties to persue what they feel is “justice denied” through our NOW able judicial institutions. Judiciary has assured Kenyans of due justice and we have faith in the same. The truth always sets people free including the justice seekers

    • http://twitter.com/james_Rut James Ruteere

      Lets encourage them to continue making a fool of themselves. They can take as much time as they want but they should not interapt our lives

      • http://twitter.com/CliveJerry Clive Jerry

        Not really, allow me to correct you. Lets encourage them to continue making the right strides toward a democratic state. Your life depends on the level of democracy – never forget that Ruteere!

        • Gabby

          Raila has taught you well. You think investors or the shilling will continue to make gains against major currencies and thus reduce the value of procured goods and services? What about tourists who have to cancel their planned spring/ summer vacations because of the wait-and-see that can only be attributed to CORD? YES, THIS AFFECTS ALL OUR LIVES!

      • Gemmian

        How has Cord’s going to court interrupted your life…..? what is your life?…..think before you open your mouth

      • ARINS

        What life!!! You think others do not have lives or are they death?

    • http://twitter.com/CliveJerry Clive Jerry

      i support you 100%

  • R

    Milimani court lacks jurisdiction for electoral cases

    • tamu uchungu

      This which has been filled is not an electoral case .yaani wadhani hao mawakali walio file hiyo kesi ni wajinga na wewe usiye wakili ndiye mwerevu! smarten up!

  • http://twitter.com/Fazul_ Fazul Abdullah

    CORDoms thump their chest , Kajwang brags of phone taps, bank accounts. Next they are pressuring IEBC to release data, and before they are done,they sue Safaricom. This is the biggest farce of all times, and the biggest loser is RAO

    And why can’t these guys step down from their new elective positions in protest at IEBC’s incompetence or compromise. Ama were they rigged in as well?

    • mary

      hahaha indeed

    • Nnani

      It’s a Charade the other day CORD complained about Govt officials that were supposed to have campaigned for a certain coalition after a response they muted.. Point is Safaricom had an agreement and contract with IEBC so why sue them? Its a fishing spedition i wish them luck..

      • ARINS

        Have a strong feeling that you do not understand anything here

    • http://www.facebook.com/beloveddan Beloved King

      @Fazul Abdullah! Your argue like an idiot! IEBC and Safaricom can’t conspirate to screw up numbers and data, announce cooked results and run away with it. They must release those documents for verification to remove any reasonable doubt in the their claim of integrity.

      • ARINS

        This is a great statement for these people. Have strong view that they are trying to comfort themselves because they are for a real calamity when the case will be presented in court.

    • Gabby

      RAO believed in himself so much and urged on by the likes of the social scientists you see on TV, he will become better know as the ‘Opinion Polls’ candidate. The Jubilee ground game outmatched CORD’s at all turns!

      • ARINS

        Yet to prove that Gabby

        • Gabby

          Where have you all been, sleeping? Watch the ground game get-out-to-register first that produced Mutahi’s ‘Tyranny of Numbers’ catch phrase that YOU ALL RAO’s supporters proved are CORD-dead by shutting this plain truth out of your systems, and then followed by a tremendous get-out-to-vote effort on the D-day. RAO was still holding on to his ‘Opinion Polls’ as advised by that social science Dr who does the rounds on TV lulling RAO to sleep throughout the whole exercise. Let him continue to falsely hope that this whole effort will be repeated then so he can have a second ‘chance’ to redress this lost opportunity. Where have you been ARINS?

          • ARINS

            Where u’r yet to reach

          • Gabby

            Must be in the clouds. Stay there all you CORD-dead and please don’t come back!

    • ARINS

      Fazul, shows how clearly how u’r limited intellectually, if u did celebrate, wait to cry, mark my words

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kwessi-Pratt/100000996986819 Kwessi Pratt

    Lets just hope our democracy is growing and fattening through these theatrics!!!!

  • Bob

    CORD muna shinda. I hope you won’t hit a cul-de-sac. Are you trying to thump walls. It seems you are alone in this. No one else is talking about it even international monitors under ELOG. Is there something amiss then? I wish you well though

  • john

    Cord is wasting time

    • tony

      Amen, we all know what kind of people they are- greedy sore losers. The ones that won should all resign since they say the process was flawed!

      • john

        wow..let us wait and see come election repeat they will beaten hands down

  • Bob

    Several Questions for CORD- if it was indeed rigged, are those elected under their banner going to relinquish their positions too. secondly, the claim is that results ought to be transmitted electronically. They claim their rights was violated since electronic tallying was not used. However, the law requires electronic results be reconciled with manual- which of the two is superior to other? what will be their take that a virus was multiplying the rejected votes by a certain factor (was it 6 or 8?).

    • MtZ

      Well said broda. On my interpretation, In case the electronic tallying is incompatible with manual tallying, then manual tallying results overrides electronic tallying results.

      • ARINS

        What law are u referring to when even when electronic tallying had not been completed.

    • http://twitter.com/CliveJerry Clive Jerry

      Point of correction, its just the presidential bit of the election – get your facts straight before you start running your mouth!!

    • Soviet

      Bob to answer your question, it is not upto and candidate to relinquish any position, any determination made by the courst stand and all must comply. This is very clear in the laws of the land. as to the virus, the program as well as the servers as well as the data cuptured and processed on these systemas are tangible evidence protected and recognised by law. they are verifiable, and indeed its the courts mandate to verify thesame upon the prompting by any person of legal standing before the court. Its for this very reasont hat we went to great lengths to put up and enforce these institutions we like to call the justice system. Therefore as much as you may think this is a CORD process, do realise tha it is in fact a KENYAN process.

      • ARINS

        A brilliant view

    • ARINS

      This is a very simple argue. U do not have a point to prove here

  • KinGmaker

    haloo, kumbe the Big Brother got blind? the swearing in is underway….

  • moses maina

    They are CORDead!

  • tony

    drowning men will clutch at straws lol…..it still hasn’t hit CORD that Kenyans decided, they sound desperate and they are just fishing for anything, i sense a tactical withdrawal. Good never wins over evil and in the words of Jubilee “God spoke through Kenyan voters”!

    • tony

      oops i meant evil never wins over good

    • http://twitter.com/CliveJerry Clive Jerry

      Hey Tony. True, a drowning man will clutch on anything – even rig an election.

      • tony

        clive i thought they had evidence isn’t that what they said over the weekend and kajwang reiterated it yesterday??? take it to court or quit wasting our time, join the progressive train or keep fighting for the presidency as if it is a toy

  • Omondi

    “A MAN WHO NEVER ACCEPT DEFEAT AND MOVE ON IS A DOOMED FOOL WHO IS ENTANGLED IN THE PAST. HE SHOULD WAKE UP AND FLEE FROM HIS STUPIDITY BEFORE HE IS STUMBLED ON” Robbis Fright

    • http://twitter.com/CliveJerry Clive Jerry

      You should change your school of thought. How can a man accept defeat when he believes that he’s opponent won unfairly? Would you accept defeat if i beat you unfairly?

      • tony

        clive, you sound like you just learnt kenyan politics the other day. a man fuels violence in this country(2007) and then makes sure that his biggest political threats are indicted by the ICC???? that’s a selfish man with no honor and does not deserve to lead a country! Kenyans came together and gave him a taste of his own medicine but he is too greedy and power hungry to accept defeat. Kenyans can now see it for themselves. If CORD was soo straight n full of integrity then i challenge every elected official from those elected governor all the way down to resign if what they are saying about the voting process been flawed is true and they believe it, thats what an honorable statesman does. Other than that it’s just the last kicks of a dying horse

      • Gabby

        Friend, Raila LOST fairly, He is challenging the constituition fulfilemtn of 50% + 1 the Uhuru got that’s why the matter in in the Supreme Court, What CORD do NOT realise is that this is the ONLY court that can INTERPRETE the COnstituition and the way to kicjk these guys off is to refer them to BOMAS I and II where the framers of this new constituiton included the 50% +1

    • tony

      totally agree

  • Gemmian

    From many of these comments I emphatically conclude that supporters of jubilee ‘wameanza kuhara’. More toilet paper plizzzz……..

    • Gabby

      You asking for the tissue paper. Wamekuharia tumeona. Enda ukaoge!

      • tony

        speak some sense, this is a social forum where people express their views, it’s not a place to beg for toilet paper

        • Gabby

          @disqus_GABI1jbWig:disqus: Ask Gemmian, not me. I am disgusted as you are, He feels uncouth and speaks that way he does here in his daily life. Delete your reply to me and ask him the same above,,,,,,

    • james

      I am a supporter of Jubilee and i want to to tell the world how cord would have won the just concluded elections without votes from Central and Rift Valley?

  • Gemmian

    Why are these guys so worked up about CORD moves if they won fairly. You should be celebrating instead of puking on social media…..or you are simply forecasting on the outcome of the ruling? Poleni sana…….you guys talk like your leaders kweli

    • Gabby

      @Gemmain: Are you insinuating that the Jubilee guys are the only ones on social media but CORD fellows have absconded or are not defending their demi-god RAO? Surely, then they are the real analogue oldies because social media is extremely digital!

  • http://twitter.com/muthicanix2 George Muthicani

    CORD is just energizing undecided voters to vote for Jubilee should there be a run off just like the ICC.

    • mbai

      not only undecided voters but if there was a run off even places like ukambani and coast would all jump to Jubilee

      • Gemmian

        If Jubillee are proven to be thieves by courts you still think kambas and coastians will change to vote for them? keep dreaming.

        • ARINS

          Thanks for telling them. Let them continued dreaming.

      • ARINS

        Thinks for that kind of comfort. U are living in a different world apart from kenya.

    • ARINS

      R’u aware that jubilee has no room for expanding their figures. If u are a good analyst u need to understand that. Is not a complex thing to point out

  • http://twitter.com/CliveJerry Clive Jerry

    If you win something fairly you will not worry about anything – FACT but if you start to get worried . . .

  • http://twitter.com/CliveJerry Clive Jerry

    to serve as a reminder Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy allows eligible citizens to participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination. – wikipedia

  • http://www.facebook.com/beloveddan Beloved King

    Why are they not releasing the documents if they are not hiding something? Those documents are not private properties of the IEBC nor Safaricom, they must be inspected to guarantee to all Kenyans and the world that IEBC and Safaricom are or have always worked and acted with integrity for the sake of the common good. Anything less the must face the law. They just can’t screw up elections and run away with it.

    • http://twitter.com/CliveJerry Clive Jerry

      The word is touche!

    • WAMAE EPHANTUS

      as much as will agree those documents are not private properties,the much I would not trust them in hands of politicians, supreme court

    • tony

      CORD is just wasting time, every single document was given at the polling stations to their agents who signed them verifying the tally because they were there when the counting happened. Everyone knows that it’s just BS what they are trying to do

      • ARINS

        This is where u mis the point. The point being proved is that some of the results read some of them were not from polling stations and immediately those documents are received, the point will be proved, be ready.

        • tony

          there’s nothing to be ready for, Kenyans have decided and i hope this will be the end of a tyrant and a war monger the ICC case is already backfiring on him.. evil never wins over good God is infinitely bigger than his lying greedy self and God has helped us Kenyans show it to him he will die bitter and a victim of his own undoing

  • http://www.facebook.com/beloveddan Beloved King

    What are they IEBC and SAFARICOM hiding? What are they afraid of?

    • ARINS

      Sorry 4 being limited in information. You will only understand when the case is presented.

  • mercy

    Kenya is bigger than any individual, God will not allow CORD to take us back to what happened in 2007.Leaders are choosen by God, let them take their hunger for power somewhere else. we nid to move on n build our great nation

    • tony

      amen i totally agree.

    • Mswahili

      If leaders are chosen by God explain to me Hitler?

      • Gabby

        Amazing post. The answer is simple, There’s more than meets the eye. Study the Bible carefully and you will see who then chooses these leaders Mswahili…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/beloveddan Beloved King

    IEBC and Safaricom can’t conspirate to screw up numbers and data, announce cooked results and run away with it. They must release those documents for verification to remove any reasonable doubt in the their claim of integrity.

    • orange

      Why is safaricom being dragged into this, i thot CORD is saying that the election was rigged and last time i checked electronic tallying was not used. Safaricom should be involved when we start auditing the system. Answers are in the physical document. Kenyans want to know the truth not to be taken on a ride

  • amo

    eish jubilee guys…kuweni wapole..u guys r reacting so rudely here..if PM is seeking for justice then lets give him space…n whatever the outcome of the case, he will always live by it..safaricom n IEBC should also corporate i dont see why they shouldnt fish out their documents if they truely know they r innocent..time will tell…Baraka.

  • Soviet

    This should me iNteresting. Thats a mountain of Infomation. To all those whom think little of the process that CORD is now engaged, the current laws and regulations were passsed with this very intent that there is a verifiable audit trail that ca stand the Integrity test. The infomation being seeked by CORD is public infomation, it belongs to the electrorate. Indeed it is this very infomation that the IEBC will use to defend its position and therefore either now or later It must provide this infomation as part of the disclosure process. The aim of this excersise is to interogate the electoral process which by all acts the common mwanainchi is the beneficiary. It therefore is important that we all support the process. Afterall we insisted on having it in out constitution. Infact before the election we all sang at the top of our voices that all parties agrived must seek redress in the courts. Lets SEMA AND TENDA as it were.

    • soviet

      and the term is sort not seeked as i have mistakenly quoted.

      • kanyoni ka Nja

        hehehe, the term is actually sought, not sort hakuna mchele tunachagua hapa

    • george mwaura

      If they will need the information in the possession of the person they intend to accuse to make their accusations ,logic points out that there is something clearly wrong here.It is strange for the accuser to require information in possession of the accused to determine what accusations to make,why place the cart before the horse?unfortunately for them,logic is God given and appeals to simplest of minds;all kenyan see this as a poor fishing expedition.
      Discovery comes into play only after parties file their pleadings.
      I believe the issue at this stage shall be whether there can ever be a guarantee that the bitter losers can be entrusted with the information when they have declared their intentions is to sue.
      In the event they win, the precedent set shall be that it should be possible for your enemy to obtain court orders compelling you to open your door for him to search for materials to accuse you, preposterous!

      • Gemmian

        The constitution guarrantees access to certain information like the one Cord wants. If there is nothing to hide, why deny access. Simple logic you talk of. When IEBC hides public documents, its evidence enough that their figures were baked…wait and see fire when Oraro takes over.

        • george mwaura

          When Hassan began releasing the manual tally, he informed kenyans that some of the data was the same released earlier through the bugged electronic method;indeed what had been earlier released at the polling stations in the presence of party agents albeit now debugged .
          whoever planted the bug clearly wanted the spoilt ballots to frustrate attainment of a 1st round win ;a clear treasonable act.I want to believe that when the case is thrown out, the treason shall be investigated and the fellow brought to book(hanged!).

          The point is this, do you seriously think the chairman could issue this statement before establishing his ground when he knew very well the repucussions?

          As i write, the applicants have failed to get the search and seize order they wanted so as to enable them (prepare a case or doctor the documents?You shall get the documents and any sane persons knows they tally with the chairman’s word.You guys will be in for a rude shock.

    • Francis

      @19852db1084763ee0528022a326349eb:disqus some bit of education.Nobody is refusing CORD the information that is “public”. They need to file a REAL PETITION in the supreme court to get it. They need to pay for it. Safaricom does not work for CORD! you cannot walk to safaricom and request call data/information from Kenyans without a court order.You cannot ask IEBC to provide you with “evidence”.

  • Gabby

    What happened? Did they did not sue KImemia after having accused him of planning the Jubilee onslaught at the polls?

  • Jusmi

    A leader is appointed & choosen by God, You cannot force yourself to lead. I thought Cord said they have evidence to sue IEBC for stealing victory from them, kindly note not all registered voter voted, point number two as a party been represent by their agents all over the country they should be having the copies of the forms they are asking for, as for voter registration it was in public domain when almost all media printed them on their paper. If they have nothing to do they shouldnt do it. Kenyan are tired of dramas, they should go court or keep quite rather than spreading propagandas

    • Gemmian

      “Little knowledge is dangerous Jusmi”. Agents do not keep register containing names of those who voted, they are normally returned to IEBC. The list containing names of those who registered are not kept in any public place or library, they are with IEBC. The papers only printed numbers but not names……ai….understood? Am a kenyan and am not tired of ndlama.

      • Gabby

        @ Gemmain: Results RETURNED to the IEBC have been; first, okayed by ALL agents including CORD agents and announced at the local level and that’s why the Senator who won in Homa Bay for example is not saying he would have won much MORE were his votes NOT ‘stolen’ and given to another senatorial candidate in a Jubilee stronghold but only Raila is claiming this for the presidential ballots. Expect it when the Governor/ Senator, Assembly Member and/or Ward tallies finally come out into the public domain, well, these SHOULD be in parallel with numbers balloted at constituency level for president i.e all senators’ votes cast should match the presidential ballots cast in that constituency and the same can be said for W. Rep, N. A Rep, and County Assembly Ward Rep (C.A.W). CORD should then shut down and stop being a political party and go the KANU way probably start selling mandazis on the streets to learn how to count well again and stop wasting our time………..

    • Mlevi

      If Leaders are appointed by God explain to me Hitler?

    • Gemmian

      Are Omar, al bashir, Robert Mugabe, Yoweri Museveni……..chosen by God?

  • Kitchen Kompanions

    Question? if CORD won this elections as they were, would it have still taken IEBC to court for declaring them winners on a flawed election?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.k.kim.94 Kim Kimani Kim

    I think the only evidence that these guys have are the opinion polls showing RAO emerging victorious. They’ll probably ask Angela Ambitho to testify that she conducted scientific polls and that the only way UhuRuto could win was by rigging. Best of luck MaCORDofia.

    • Gemmian

      Your thinking is skewed man

    • tony

      haha sooo true

  • Gabby

    It is NEVER transparent unless Raila wins. That’s the starting point in this saga. So when the case is thrown out as it will, they will need to pay back all the anxiety and lost time that the whole world is going through because of their bloated sense of entitlement to State House that WILL never come to pass. You ‘Sons of the Lake’, fall back behind the likes of Tuju and you will taste it one day!

  • Kompanions

    By the way IEBC categorically stated, before any announcement of vote tallying from any constituency was made the party agents had to ascend to the results. So what really happened? call it a narrow margin, call it a point zero seven margin the candidate won by over 700,000 votes,

    • Gemmian

      Party agents can not stop rigging. Moi used them. Kibaki the same. But now we have a dependable court system.

      • Gabby

        So why have CORD agents who can be compromised? Go contest another position like Parent-Teachers Association Committee Chairman at the local High School! There will be no compromising of YOUR OWN agents!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sologish Gichira Peter

    I wish I was a lawyer, I would make millions out of this one. I dont blame CORD, they are onlyliving to its promises during the campaigns. Creating Jobs (for lawyers) even where there is no work. Sounds like CORD “inangoja kama fisi mkono uanguke”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.ngugi.528 George Ngugi

    ALWAYS THE VICTIM!!!!

  • Peter kibanya

    open Letter to Raila Amollo Ondinga

    Raila Amollo ondinga,remember President Kibaki conceded defeat though knowing what used to happen in those days.He humbled himself and he has reigned in Kenya for !0 years.He never pointed at the anointed of God with his fingers as Kenneth Matiba did.Please Learn to humble yourself and prophetically you will cede to power in 2017.Continue to fight God chosen and God will fight you repeatedly, again and again and what is stored for you will be snapped.There is a Godly reason why this Happened.Read the book of Esther and Psalms 2 and please i voted for you but God is not happy with you.Your defeat was a test for your patience.Read Genesis about Sarah and Abraham they waited till God’s time.But if you want to Contest God Welcome to the Battle.

    Raila Ondinga,Drop the charges against IEBC Kenya is at peace.Kenyans are at Peace

    Peace we want.You have it to choose

    • Gemmian

      Even thieves pray to God to help them when they want to go and steal. If they succeed, they thank God for His kindness. Why are you worried if there was no mischief? Is two weeks too long to wait for the court to decide? Do you believe in Kenyan justice system? Is Raila acting within the constitution we hold on to so dearly and that Ouru is required to defend? You can quote verses one after the other, but remember justice will still be our shield and defender.

  • Francis

    The “great legal mind from CORD” are really amazing.I thought you first file a petition in court and then present evidence in your possession and make prayers to the court to have “contested documents” inspected.CORD seems to do it the other way round! They want IEBC , Safaricom and the court to do its work first so they can proceed with the petition.They must be EDUCATED BY THE COURT! Once results have been declared , any query regarding the results MUST be done via a petition.There is no provision for candidates to ask IEBC to avail ballot papers/documents for inspection just for fun. Why don’t they also sue all the matatus/trucks/cars that IEBC used to transport ballot papers? Safaricom was one “such matatu- carrying results on its system”. I know it is painful to lose but you must not lose your heads.Be sober . You have nowhere to hide-you must face reality that you did not win and you never won in 2007 but you used violence as a cover. In broad daylight and devoid of violence you cannot win! Amazing that senior lawyers would so dazed by the shock of losing that even basic facts are not obvious.It is not the work of courts/IEBC and safaricom to gather evidence for you for free.Go pay supreme court and petition the result.

    • Gabby

      @Francis: Nice post. 2007 is a whole new topic. I re-tallied the 2013 votes. Assumed Jubilee got all PNU minus URP (not UDF because Muda was quite inconsequential and PNU got quite a bit there in 2007). Then added Taita Taveta, Nyamira and all other areas KIbaki could harvest and Jubilee had difficulties these time. When you equalize for turn-outs in the two elections and growth since 2007, PNU was way ahead. We need an inquiry!

  • ephraim

    If indeed you had adequate evidence as Raila had alluded, then how come you want IEBC to give the documents in their possession which is actually their weapons against your ill-informed evidence? Kindly drop this case if you were not prepared. or could this be a delaying tactics for Raila and ministers to continue enjoying the salaries?

  • Gabby

    From today I will change from eating Nile Perch to munching CO(R)D fish only. That way investors can come instead of keeping away from this unwarranted saga.

  • f15e

    Mutula, its time you paid your tax arrears. Otherwise, if you loose you might have it rough.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.okello.39 Ken Okello

    why are people scared by RAO going to courts? You can judge that by the long rantings and arguments in the comments below. Brothers and sisters, cool down your tempers. The court shall hear and determine the case and believe you me whichever way it is ruled has got nothing to do with us;the common people. just relax and go about your daily job.

    • Gabby

      There IS no CASE to hear or determine. Democracy is on trial. He wants to REVERSE the will of the people!

  • mapinduzi

    chemsha kikuyus ndani ya maji moto alafu kula hawa !

  • http://www.facebook.com/sologish Gichira Peter

    How on heaven can anyone explain why the technicalities that saw the 10 or 15 or 27 (whatever the number) legal “experts” sue both IEBC and SAFARICOM in their high court yesterday. The best knowledge out here would tell a lawyer that SAFCOM was contracted by IEBC. Effectively then SAFCOM is a third party in the beef that CORD has with IEBC. The right thing that CORD should have done was to sue IEBC alone demanding for the data they are asking for. How and from whom IEBC is to obtain that data is up to IEBC. Technically you cannot go to court to compel a third party to provide you with information about a person you are having beef with. This is well known even to a first year law student. I am seeing this suit being dismissed on that very technicality. Even if it not dismissed, IEBC or SAFCOM could as well have the Court of Appeal throw out this case using these facts. This would further delay CORD’s petition which is supposed to be done within 7 days since the declaration of President-elect. The question is this, why would CORD’s legal “experts” be leaving things to chance in a case of such import?
    I am suspecting that CORD is either not interested in contunuing with the all important petition and are thus looking for an excuse not to file the petition or CORD is being misled from within its ranks by someone who would benefit from a collapsed petition or CORD’s legal “experts” are not what we have thought of them all these years but QUACKS.

  • kamau1947

    All of the system is supposed to be public for vetting and audit. IEBC have personnel already charged with concealing ballot papers. The computerised register of voters did not agree with the print outs at polling stations, IT students have boasted that they hacked the register as early as January, then the counting system failed to agree with manual system last week. The only way IEBC executive can remain credibility is to investigate the polling and summarising system and if some staff were corrupt they the IEBC must make charges against them.

  • husko

    Rao be aman enough and accept the defeat ,why complain like a hen that can lay asingle egg and keep on comlaining the all day that she has laid an egg?,you will always remain to be a man to be blamed ,aman who bring sth backs and draw backs to the economy of the country ,this is 2013 ,and kenyan s have learnt alesson of not electing people who are greed to power instead they elect persons whom are in need of power ,in 2007 you rais an argument tha the elections were rigged ,and that put the country on the boody fight this round you ate trying the same ,by polarizing the citizens ,pliz bear in mind that you are the next ICC suspect

  • COND

    LET CORD GO TO COURT,IF THEY WIN,WE GO BACK TO THE POLLS AND VOTE AGAIN.WE ARE THE VOTERS AND WE KNOW WHO TO VOTE FOR.WE CAME AHEAD WITH SIX MILLION PLUS VOTES,AND WE WILL STILL DO IT AGAIN.NOTHING WILL CHANGE.HAKUNA OMENA ZITAVOTE NI SISI TU.

  • Kenny

    No matter the outcome, if Odinga and Cord are able to
    be granted a day in court and that case is finally concluded, they would have
    made history by establishing a Benchmark. New guidelines and safeguards will be
    written that will guide Kenya’s future elections in a way that our grandparents
    would never have imagined. The world is going to unite and help Kenya continue
    to prosper, be lawful and ethnically cohesive, legitimate, transparent and
    a crown jewel of Africa. If it turns out that Safaricom was complicit in
    any fraud, its business reputation, ethics and credibility will
    be tarnished such that executives and officers of that company many
    stand trial. Future contracting companies will have to be truthful, especially
    in this electronic age. The companies that sold the tally machines will learn
    what happened to their machines and hopefully make them more tamper proof. This
    whole exercise is good for Kenya, irrespective of tribe, who you support or
    voted for. I pray that the world unite behind Odinga et al to see that Kenya’s
    Independence and democracy is preserved and that the absolute truth is reached
    without any human life lost. Kenya does not belong to any one Person or tribe;
    it’s a country of many millions and tribes and non- tribal persons. Kenyans,
    and the rest of the world, should rejoice that possibly, millions of lives will
    be saved, in the future, through this law suit.