A French biometrics firm contracted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to provide result transmission systems in the August 8th election says that an audit of the electronic system used to tally votes in Kenya's nullified presidential poll has ruled out any hacking.
National Super Alliance Presidential candidate Raila Odinga had accused the company, OT-Morpho, of being involved in an election rigging scheme that prompted the Supreme Court to declared it null and void due to "irregularities and illegalities" in the transmission of results.
OT-Morpho said that an "in-depth audit" of the system indicated the opposition's alleged hacking was untrue.
In a letter addressed to the French government, NASA accused OT-Morpho of allowing unauthorised persons to access its servers and manipulate the transmission of results.
OT-Morpho chief operating officer Frederic Beylier said that the audit, carried out with help from external experts from security software companies indicated the system "in no way suffered manipulation of data, attacks, attempts to penetrate the system or anything of that kind."
OT-Morpho supplied IEBC with over 45,000 tablets used to identify voters biometrically and an associated system used to transmit the results of votes counted by electoral officials.
"We obviously checked if there could have been questionable manipulations by any authorised or unauthorised persons and can confirm there was no manipulation of data that could raise questions," said Beylier.
The company said it provided all its logs to the electoral commission and was willing to have another external audit under the IEBC's authority.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the poll after garnering 54 per cent of the vote before being stripped of his victory.
Beylier insisted the company carried out its job in "complete political neutrality".
"Some people are trying to make us the scapegoat of the political situation in Kenya and we don't intend to play that role," he said.