DCI probes UDA election agents over hacking claims

DCI probes UDA election agents over the alleged attempted hacking of the electoral commission servers.

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) interrogated three UDA election agents on an alleged effort to breach the servers of the electoral authority.

The three, Nicholas Kipkoskei, Geoffrey Koech, and Shadrack Rutto, were officially summoned through their lawyer Nelson Havi after the latter requested detectives to summon them through his firm.

“For the purpose of our investigations, kindly avail the below stated persons for statement recording on August 30 at the DCI Nairobi region headquarters,” the investigator wrote to Havi.

Nelson Havi had initially objected to the DCI summons saying the clients feared for their lives.

“Due to the safety concerns of our clients following the abduction of their colleagues upon acceding to similar requests, we have been instructed to collect the two laptops on their behalf,” he said.

“For the same reason, if the two are required in furtherance of any criminal investigations, please, serve formal summons for their attendance upon us. We will bring them to your offices,” he added, in a letter dated August 29, to the DCI.

According to Havi, Kipkosgei surrendered his laptop, make, Lenovo T480S serial number PC0YHJ4B to the Office of the Deputy Inspector General, Administration Police Service Noor Gabow then situated at the Bomas of Kenya.

“Godfrey Koech also surrendered his laptop make Lenovo ThinkPad serial number E14 to the same officer in the same office,” he said.

The DCI in a forensic report dated August 5 revealed the three Venezuelans at the heart of the August 9 poll rigging claims may have infiltrated the IEBC system.

Also read,

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Final DCI and EADH forensic analysis details how gravely IEBC servers were breached

DCI issues preliminary forensic report on “compromised” IEBC election system

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