Browsing: Wafula Chebukati

Four years ago, and a year after the nullification of the 2017 election in Kenya, the electoral commission said that technology would be employed to allow presidential candidates to access election results safely.

This, apparently, was in order to increase transparency and lessen perceptions of opacity. To this end, the East African nation worked towards employing blockchain technology to offer real-time results which could not be interfered with at any point. Generally, cryptocurrency transactions are verified and recorded using distributed-ledger technology, a blockchain.

True to his word, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chair Wafula Chebukati has emerged victorious from an all-front attack on the commission he chairs and where his mandate was to announce Kenya’s fifth president.

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, Kenyans held national elections in a voting system that closely mirrored the Bitcoin blockchain. This technology has saved Kenya from what is usual in many African …