, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 13 – The Coalition for Reform and Democracy has withdrawn a case it had filed against mobile operator Safaricom seeking orders for the release of data relating to the just ended General Election.
Safaricom, through lawyer Evans Monari told the High Court that they were ready to provide information as provided under the Communications Act.
Later on Wednesday, Safaricom welcomed the withdrawal of the petition vowing to follow the law in the disclosure of documentation needed by CORD.
“Pursuant to the withdrawal of the Petition by the CORD representative, Safaricom has undertaken to play its part in explaining and or providing to the IEBC for onward presentation to the Judiciary all pertinent information.”
“This information is limited to what can be legally disclosed, what is technically available and specifically only that which directly emanates from its contractual scope with the IEBC,” Safaricom’s director of corporate Affairs Nzioka Waita said in a statement.
The mobile operator has maintained that it properly executed its contractual mandate with IEBC during last Monday’s General Election.
CORD had on Tuesday filed a case seeking orders to compel Safaricom the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to release documents it required to file a petition on the results of the presidential election.
From Safaricom, CORD wanted the numbers of all handheld transmission devices that were used to electronically transfer data from polling stations to the tallying centre.
It also wanted 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 wanted Safaricom 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.