The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has dismissed reports alleging their portal has been compromised.
Speaking to the media on Friday evening, IEBC CEO Hussein Marjan said that the claims are false adding they have put robust mechanisms to safeguard their systems.
He added that the commission had anticipated hacking attempts, prompting them to hoist up foolproof security firewalls.
“There is misinformation going round that the commission’s systems have been compromised together with the results portal where we are hosting. We would like to assure that nothing like that has happened,” said Marjan.
“Of course, we had anticipated that there are people who will try to hack our systems and we have put mechanisms in place to ensure that our systems are secured.”
Marjan added that the commission is closely monitoring their portals and they remain hawk-eyed to ensure that the presidential tallying process is seamless and transparent.
“We are monitoring all our systems at all levels and nothing like that has happened and I don’t think that there’s a time our system has twinked or was down for even a second,” said Marjan.
Political agents present at the premise had clashed earlier in the day over a ‘suspicious’ laptop that was brought in the building by one of the agents.
A security team led by Deputy Inspector General of Police Noor Gabow stepped in to resolve the impasse and confiscated the laptop.