At the time of speaking to the press, the former Prime Minister was trailing President Uhuru Kenyatta by a million votes, but claimed the results were being manipulated.
“We have caught them. Hackers gained entry into the election database through Msando account and directly into Chairman Wafula Chebukati’s account,” Raila who is vying for presidency a fourth time, said on the morning of Wednesday, August 9, just a day after Kenyans went to the polls.
“They created errors in the server that allowed them to turn a democratic process to a function of a formula,” he added in the press briefings that also saw their IT expert try to explain things.
Raila noted the democratic process was not a show that can be manipulated anytime, adding: “I do this out of the obligations for Kenyans. Some people conspire and denied Kenyans an opportunity to elect their leaders,” he observed.
He explained how within just 12 hours into the cyber attack, results from a number of counties had already been affected.
They are; Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita Taveta, Marsabit, Isiolo, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni.
Others are Nyandurua, Nyeri ,Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, West Pokot, Samburu, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Baringo among others.
Raila who had said during the search for Nasa flagbearer earlier in the year that this would be his last shot at presidency, noted that the IEBC has published presidential results that are faulty.
“It gives Uhuru votes that were not cast. We do not need him as our leader and IEBC must be held accountable.” Raila said. “Uhuru must go home,” he dropped the bomb.
The Opposition has already rejected the results of the Tuesday poll as being relayed by the Wafula Chebukati-led team, saying they don’t represent the will of Kenyans.
According to Raila, they are concerned the outcome is not in line with the law.
In the same media briefing, his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka caused quite stir on social media when he said, albeit subtly, that they would call their supporters to mass action.
At the time of going to press, Uhuru was leading with 7,795,083 votes against Raila’s 6,415,292 votes from 38,453 out of 40,883 polling stations.