The Sh9.6 billion electronic voting and results transmission system could have been attacked at least twice before it finally crashed at 8pm on March 4. Several layers of companies and individuals involved in the supply, installation and implementation phases exposed the system to interference, leaving the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) helpless on where to start. An independent auditor of the system pointed this to the fact that the system had been broken into various components that required additional servers, which had compromised its hardware. The weakness of the system had been spotted more than two weeks before it happened.
Source: Standard Pg 5
Date: Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013