“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,” read a statement from Director Corporate Affairs Nzioka Waita.
“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.”
Yesterday the CORD alliance had gone to court seeking orders to compel Safaricom and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to release the documents and devices they used during the just concluded general elections.
The CORD team had also sought contracts signed between Safaricom and the IEBC and all information transmitted to their servers, the serial numbers of all handheld transmission devices and the IEBC log files for short messages that were declared and received from the telecommunications
The IEBC through a court hearing has since agreed to hand over forms 34 and 36 that contain presidential results and voter registers, although lawyers from both teams were still discussing ways of providing documents to CORD.
Further directions into CORD’s petition will be given on Friday. The coalition now has three days left to file a case at the Supreme Court to challenge the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the fourth president of Kenya. If they fail to do so the president-elect will be sworn in on Tuesday, March 26.