Azimio lawyer Julie Soweto uses live IEBC portal in court to show how presidential election was rigged

Written by on 2 September 2022

Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition lawyer Julie Soweto on Friday, September 2, 2022, demonstrated how Venezuelan national Jose Camargo interfered with the results of the August 9 presidential election.

In a demonstration on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) live portal, Soweto pointed out the name of the Venezuelan captured on some of the uploaded Form 34As.

“This person is the one who was interfering with the results. This is on the 9th August and we were told they were not there.

“We were told by Eric Gumbo (IEBC lawyer) that there were no foreigners in this election. We were told they did not have access to the servers. At the top left corner, we have the name of Jose Camargo,” Soweto told the court.

Camargo was one of the Venezuelans who were arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport three weeks before the August 8 general election.

On Thursday, September 1, IEBC lawyer Mahat Somane told the court that the commission’s servers were intact and that there was no interference recorded.

“You had agents at the CTC, we have the original (forms), you had agents at the NTC we have the original (forms). You have what was transmitted to the portal and all of them tally and you are saying your client’s votes were deducted. How?” He posed.

IEBC lawyer Mahat Somane outside Supreme Court in Milimani shortly after Julie Soweto presented evidence on vote rigging that happened on the August 9 general election. PHOTO/Courtesy

Julie Soweto on result transmission

Soweto further told the court that the scanned Form 34A was in color form and should have appeared that way at the National Tallying Centre but somehow, it reached there in black and white.

“The original form 34A is in colour form which should have appeared at the tallying centre but somehow the colour changed midway,” she stated.

She also showed the court how the same KIEMS kits transmitted different results in Nyeri and Bungoma counties.

“How can the same KIEMS kit transmit from two different locations, in Mt. Elgon and Nyeri? Because of time, I cannot demonstrate the thousands of forms we have identified with the same issue,” she said.

Soweto also stated that more than 11000 KIEMS kits transmitted results using the same IP address.

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