Major Blow to NASA following latest Court ruling

NASA has suffered another major blow after the court’s decision

The appeal that was heard by Justices Roselyne Nambuye, Martha Koome and Daniel Musinga, will now allow the use of Manual Backup system for the August 8 General Election in case the electronic system backfires.

IEBC had asked the Court to dismiss the case by NASA challenging the use of manual back up as a complementary system in the event the electronic system fails.

The IEBC termed the appeal by NASA "speculative voyage", which the court should not allow.

It was also argued the appeal amounts to inviting the court to micromanage the conduct of the election, which is under the law the mandate of the IEBC.

But NASA argued technology can be used to backup technology and it doesn't have to be manual.

"The print out anticipated by the regulations is a backdoor to allow us to go back to what we are running away from –manual," NASA's lawyer Paul Mwangi said.

Attorney General Githu Muigai urged the Judges to dismiss the case saying any intervention by the court at this stage will affect the elections.

NASA had moved to court seeking IEBC to use electronic system to identify Voters and transmit results in the upcoming general election.


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