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NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by SaltyLight » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:17 am

NASA POSITION PAPER ON IRREDUCIBLE MINIMUMS BEFORE THE FRESH ELECTIONS ARE HELD:

1. Forms 34Bs
• All Forms should be pre printed indicating names of polling stations and candidates.
• Returning Officers to physically fill in the Forms and make a formal announcement at the Constituency level. The above process to be done in the presence of agents, media, observers and the public.
• There should be no use of Excel documents in filling results Forms.
• All Forms to be standardized.

2. Printing of Ballot papers and Forms
• Al Ghurair company printed non-standardized elections results declaration Forms which were used in the impugned presidential elections.
• Another printer should be contracted to print ballot papers and results declaration Forms in the fresh elections.

3. Election Monitors
• Introduce election monitors selected from a multisectoral group to have a role in signing off for elections materials and results declaration forms at polling stations and the Constituency tallying center.
• Elections Monitors to sign off on the Forms 34As and 34Bs before the results are announced.

4. Returning Officers
• A new slot of returning officers to be appointed for all the 291 constituencies
• Current serving ROs to remain as Constituency Elections Managers and not play any role as Returning Officers in the fresh elections but provide logistical support to the appointed ROs.
• Appointment of ROs should be from a pool provided by political parties of nominees.
• Posting of ROs should be done through open balloting in public to determine constituencies where the officers are to be posted.


5. Results Transmission
• No text messaging in sending elections results
• Only scanned images to be sent through the KIEMS kit to the constituency and national tallying center
• Commission to proactively announce the exact number of persons who have voted at 5 pm based on tabulations from KIEMS Kits before the counting starts.
• Elections results to be announced at the Constituency level. Only scanned images to be sent through the KIEMS kits or results transmitted by Presiding Officers and Returning Officers may be tabulated.
• National tallying center should not display results before they are verified and announced at the constituency level. No results should be displayed unless political party and candidates’ agents are given full access to all transaction logs and databases.
• National tallying center should only display scanned images of result Forms once publicly announced at the Constituency tallying centers
• Media Houses should proactively cover all results announcements at the respective constituencies and show live feed of the outcome
• Candidates’ agents should be part of receiving teams at the constituency and national tallying centers. Receiving teams to verify all Forms 34As delivered and confirm that accurate entries are made on the Forms 34Bs and sign off before announcement is made.
• Observers should be allowed access to this process.

6. Candidate Agents and tallying center
• Candidates agents should be present at all levels and processes of the elections. these include the deployment and receiving of elections materials.
• Candidates should have IT agents present to oversee the entire IT infrastructure of the Commission and be present or have access at all data centers, where controls are maintained and servers hosted/configured.

7. ICT Infrastructure
• Independent International Experts should be engaged to manage the entire ICT framework of the elections with close supervision of the Candidates agents and the IEBC.
• Results transmission system to be designed on the Oracle platform and overseen by Oracle Consulting. No use of cloud servers in results transmission.
• IBM was contracted to provide end to end security testing of the KIEMS system. IBM to be allowed to provide security and monitoring of users, networks and servers used in results transmission.
• Administrator and root accounts must be disabled on KIEMS servers. All system administrators accessing the servers must use their own accounts.
• IEBC to avail API to be made available to all stakeholders in time and relevant documentation.
• Commission should provide full information on the following;
• Entire ICT infrastructure, list of support partners and their respective Service Level Agreements (SLAS), full disclosure of implementation documentation by each partners.
• Firewall configuration including ports configuration.
• Disclose all database transaction logs including: alert logs, archive/redo logs, audit trail, data files, OS command history, network logs, sql.net logs database vault logs and trace files.
• Physical view and inspection of IEBC servers, portal access to the servers and IP addresses of all 20 servers.
• Full access and copy of all servers and databases it is using.
• Disclose all support partners with SLAs and escalation matrix.
• Disclose firewall configuration including ports configuration.
• Entire enterprise architecture of the landscape.
• GPS coordinates of KIEMS.
• KIEMS sim card numbers for all kits
• Telkom and network structure with all service providers (provide agreements and implementation details.
• Transaction logs of all databases and servers.

8. Polling Stations
• IEBC should provide a list of all polling stations and registered voters per all those polling stations in advance. List should indicate the GPS locations of all polling stations and the network coverage.

9. Complicit Elections Personnel
• A scrutiny of the Forms 34Bs from the constituencies showed that 80 constituency Forms were fake and therefore illegal. Officers who were complicit in processing results through these illegal Forms being the respective returning officers and national tallying center officers who allowed the illegal documents to pass as results should not play any role in the fresh electoral process.
• Officers who also facilitated the display of figures purporting them to be results but which at the Supreme Court hearing were disowned by the Commission as mere statistics should equally be barred from participating in the fresh elections.
These officers include;
1) Comm. Abdi Guliye
2) Ezra Chiloba (CEO)
3) Marijan Hussein Marijan
4) Betty Nyabuto – Deputy Commission Secretary (Operations):
5) James Muhati, Director ICT
6) Immaculate Kassait:
7) Praxedes Tororey:
8) Moses Kipkogey
9) Sidney Namulungu
10) Nancy Kariuki
11) Silas Rotich

Hon Musalia Mudavadi;
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by Garlic » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:35 am

Obviously, Nasa ain't ready for elections. They should be shown middle figure.
And it should be made obvious that Jubilee and its supporters are not afraid of so called mass action. Bring it on.
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by SaltyLight » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:37 am

These guys want to appoint Returning officers? That's very stupid

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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by Energizer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 am

Some of these demands are legally untenable. What is the legal basis for instance, of election monitors/observers signing off on results declaration forms? That is infringing on IEBC independence. Either NASA trusts IEBC as a whole or it doesn't.

Again, 'appointment of ROs from a pool provided by political parties of nominees' is a ridiculous demand if ROs are in the first place expected to be religiously neutral referees from an independent body.

It seems to me NASA are more interested in putting obstacles to IEBC conducting of a credible election than in cooperating with them.
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by NattyDread » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:46 am

NASA POSITION PAPER ON IRREDUCIBLE MINIMUMS BEFORE THE FRESH ELECTIONS ARE HELD:

1. Forms 34Bs
• All Forms should be pre printed indicating names of polling stations and candidates.
• Returning Officers to physically fill in the Forms and make a formal announcement at the Constituency level. The above process to be done in the presence of agents, media, observers and the public.
• There should be no use of Excel documents in filling results Forms.
• All Forms to be standardized.
PERFECT! Most of the junk forms were deliberately introduced in NASA areas. This measure would ensure uniformity and leave no room for discussion.
2. Printing of Ballot papers and Forms
• Al Ghurair company printed non-standardized elections results declaration Forms which were used in the impugned presidential elections.
• Another printer should be contracted to print ballot papers and results declaration Forms in the fresh elections.
Nonsense. See above remark.
3. Election Monitors
• Introduce election monitors selected from a multisectoral group to have a role in signing off for elections materials and results declaration forms at polling stations and the Constituency tallying center.
• Elections Monitors to sign off on the Forms 34As and 34Bs before the results are announced.
Another great measure, but then we must be assured that NASA does not chase away those observers it deems undesirable. It has already insulted practically all observers.
4. Returning Officers
• A new slot of returning officers to be appointed for all the 291 constituencies
• Current serving ROs to remain as Constituency Elections Managers and not play any role as Returning Officers in the fresh elections but provide logistical support to the appointed ROs.
Appointment of ROs should be from a pool provided by political parties of nominees.
• Posting of ROs should be done through open balloting in public to determine constituencies where the officers are to be posted.
Hahahahahaha! NASA's RO's went AWOL, while some refused to submit results until they were paid. IEBC will recruit RO's according to its mandate.
5. Results Transmission
• No text messaging in sending elections results
• Only scanned images to be sent through the KIEMS kit to the constituency and national tallying center
• Commission to proactively announce the exact number of persons who have voted at 5 pm based on tabulations from KIEMS Kits before the counting starts.
• Elections results to be announced at the Constituency level. Only scanned images to be sent through the KIEMS kits or results transmitted by Presiding Officers and Returning Officers may be tabulated.
• National tallying center should not display results before they are verified and announced at the constituency level. No results should be displayed unless political party and candidates’ agents are given full access to all transaction logs and databases.
• National tallying center should only display scanned images of result Forms once publicly announced at the Constituency tallying centers
• Media Houses should proactively cover all results announcements at the respective constituencies and show live feed of the outcome
• Candidates’ agents should be part of receiving teams at the constituency and national tallying centers. Receiving teams to verify all Forms 34As delivered and confirm that accurate entries are made on the Forms 34Bs and sign off before announcement is made.
• Observers should be allowed access to this process.
Also good for the entire election, but must be executed only if possible.
6. Candidate Agents and tallying center
• Candidates agents should be present at all levels and processes of the elections. these include the deployment and receiving of elections materials.
• Candidates should have IT agents present to oversee the entire IT infrastructure of the Commission and be present or have access at all data centers, where controls are maintained and servers hosted/configured.
NASA failed to field agents in more than 30% of the polling stations. It is not the IEBC' job to appoint agents.
7. ICT Infrastructure
• Independent International Experts should be engaged to manage the entire ICT framework of the elections with close supervision of the Candidates agents and the IEBC.
• Results transmission system to be designed on the Oracle platform and overseen by Oracle Consulting. No use of cloud servers in results transmission.
• IBM was contracted to provide end to end security testing of the KIEMS system. IBM to be allowed to provide security and monitoring of users, networks and servers used in results transmission.
• Administrator and root accounts must be disabled on KIEMS servers. All system administrators accessing the servers must use their own accounts.
• IEBC to avail API to be made available to all stakeholders in time and relevant documentation.
• Commission should provide full information on the following;
• Entire ICT infrastructure, list of support partners and their respective Service Level Agreements (SLAS), full disclosure of implementation documentation by each partners.
• Firewall configuration including ports configuration.
• Disclose all database transaction logs including: alert logs, archive/redo logs, audit trail, data files, OS command history, network logs, sql.net logs database vault logs and trace files.
• Physical view and inspection of IEBC servers, portal access to the servers and IP addresses of all 20 servers.
• Full access and copy of all servers and databases it is using.
• Disclose all support partners with SLAs and escalation matrix.
• Disclose firewall configuration including ports configuration.
• Entire enterprise architecture of the landscape.
• GPS coordinates of KIEMS.
• KIEMS sim card numbers for all kits
• Telkom and network structure with all service providers (provide agreements and implementation details.
• Transaction logs of all databases and servers.

8. Polling Stations
• IEBC should provide a list of all polling stations and registered voters per all those polling stations in advance. List should indicate the GPS locations of all polling stations and the network coverage.
Kwani NASA, a bunch of digitally challenged old geezers, has become the national ICT consultant. IEBC will do what it can to refine systems within the 35 days remaining.
9. Complicit Elections Personnel
• A scrutiny of the Forms 34Bs from the constituencies showed that 80 constituency Forms were fake and therefore illegal. Officers who were complicit in processing results through these illegal Forms being the respective returning officers and national tallying center officers who allowed the illegal documents to pass as results should not play any role in the fresh electoral process.
• Officers who also facilitated the display of figures purporting them to be results but which at the Supreme Court hearing were disowned by the Commission as mere statistics should equally be barred from participating in the fresh elections.
These officers include;
1) Comm. Abdi Guliye
2) Ezra Chiloba (CEO)
3) Marijan Hussein Marijan
4) Betty Nyabuto – Deputy Commission Secretary (Operations):
5) James Muhati, Director ICT
6) Immaculate Kassait:
7) Praxedes Tororey:
8) Moses Kipkogey
9) Sidney Namulungu
10) Nancy Kariuki
11) Silas Rotich
Atsi! Make up your mind, you fat toad. Mara you agree with Chebukati's Commission, mara you want to selectively approve or denounce. Ngojeni CJ Maraga and his 3 buddies tell us exactly what they found wrong before behaving as though you wrote the judgement.

Actually, the biggest unanswered question reamins how NASA obtained IEBC 'logs' and 'results' that they shared with the media just days after the polls. What were they doing in there?
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by Garlic » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:47 am

Nasa wants to create a crisis and then call for a negotiated settlement like NARA. If all that fails, then they are laying groundwork for rejection of October 17th outcome. Simply there they have no numbers to win. That they know. We know it. And majority of Kenyans know it!

Their demands read like an attempt to make iebc an extension of David Ndii Tallying Centre.

Energizer wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 am
Some of these demands are legally untenable. What is the legal basis for instance, of election monitors/observers signing off on results declaration forms? That is infringing on IEBC independence. Either NASA trusts IEBC as a whole or it doesn't.

Again, 'appointment of ROs from a pool provided by political parties of nominees' is a ridiculous demand if ROs are in the first place expected to be religiously neutral referees from an independent body.

It seems to me NASA are more interested in putting obstacles to IEBC conducting of a credible election than in cooperating with them.

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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by Energizer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:55 am

Exactly. In fact, I understand this Nusu Boflo nonsense is what they wanted to negotiate with UhuRuto today at IEBC HQ with Chebukati as arbiter, but JP got wind of the scheme and deliberately made sure DP Ruto came to IEBC late, after NASA had lost patience and left, and hence the NASA rage we saw at Kibra. :lol: :lol:
Garlic wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:47 am
Nasa wants to create a crisis and then call for a negotiated settlement like NARA. If all that fails, then they are laying groundwork for rejection of October 17th outcome. Simply there they have no numbers to win. That they know. We know it. And majority of Kenyans know it!

Their demands read like an attempt to make iebc an extension of David Ndii Tallying Centre.

Energizer wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:40 am
Some of these demands are legally untenable. What is the legal basis for instance, of election monitors/observers signing off on results declaration forms? That is infringing on IEBC independence. Either NASA trusts IEBC as a whole or it doesn't.

Again, 'appointment of ROs from a pool provided by political parties of nominees' is a ridiculous demand if ROs are in the first place expected to be religiously neutral referees from an independent body.

It seems to me NASA are more interested in putting obstacles to IEBC conducting of a credible election than in cooperating with them.
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by vooke » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:49 am

Make an offer IEBC can't accept, whine about transparency and neutrality.

NASA appointing ROs is the worst. IBC should reshuffle the ROs at about 3 days to the election
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by NattyDread » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:36 am

vooke wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:49 am
Make an offer IEBC can't accept, whine about transparency and neutrality.

NASA appointing ROs is the worst. IBC should reshuffle the ROs at about 3 days to the election
Kama kawaida, huna msimamo. In the past one week, you have clogged the servers here with your 150% certainty that NASA' allegations were right. Now you see how ridiculous their demands and ultimatum have become, you suddenly criticise the old losers.
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by vooke » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:45 pm

NattyDread wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:36 am
vooke wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:49 am
Make an offer IEBC can't accept, whine about transparency and neutrality.

NASA appointing ROs is the worst. IBC should reshuffle the ROs at about 3 days to the election
Kama kawaida, huna msimamo. In the past one week, you have clogged the servers here with your 150% certainty that NASA' allegations were right. Now you see how ridiculous their demands and ultimatum have become, you suddenly criticise the old losers.
I stand for truth and facts, are you so lonely in the Jubilidiot camp that you need company?
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by NattyDread » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:39 pm



It is clear that JaKuon want to be the new IEBC, captain, goalkeeper, referee and manager all at once.

The list of demands is huge, and it is their right to make them. If nobody heeds these demands, the only option is for NASA to make good its threat to boycott (which has been heard many times before). They boycotted Parliament and the President's address went on without a hitch. I'm certain that the same would happen in an election without an opponent: a walkover!

P.s. In the event of a boycott, refund the poor fools who have been blindly sending to the Paybill their hard-earned money.
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by nowayhaha » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:07 pm

Nasa are playing themselves into a trap the more the elections will become credible the harder they will fall.....

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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by walahu » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:27 pm

NASA wamenaswa na Wananchi!
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by YellowOne » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:35 pm

the good thing going for NASA if they boycott a repeat is that the present parliament and senate have some members elected on NASA ticket. they wouldn't end up as total losers.

the option to resign en masse of all elected NASA representative still existing though. :lol:
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:39 pm

It is clear that JaKuon want to be the new IEBC, captain, goalkeeper, referee and manager all at once.

The list of demands is huge, and it is their right to make them. If nobody heeds these demands, the only option is for NASA to make good its threat to boycott (which has been heard many times before). They boycotted Parliament and the President's address went on without a hitch. I'm certain that the same would happen in an election without an opponent: a walkover!

P.s. In the event of a boycott, refund the poor fools who have been blindly sending to the Paybill their hard-earned money.
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Re: NASA's Irreducible Minimum

Unread post by NattyDread » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:49 pm

YellowOne wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:35 pm
the good thing going for NASA if they boycott a repeat is that the present parliament and senate have some members elected on NASA ticket. they wouldn't end up as total losers.
We all know that the JaKuonists' Canaan is a Raila presidency and not a number of MPs in Parliament and Senate.
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