14 enigmatic Returning Officers (ROs) are in charge of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) Integrated Database Management System (IDMS) according to an audit of the system.
KPMG’s examination revealed that there were over 2 million unidentified voters on the digital voters’ register.
According to the study, the unidentified Returning Officers had “superuser access privileges” and could “move, delete, insert, trigger, truncate, and edit the voters register at whim.”
In the audit, KPMG also learned that the 14 returning officers had collaborated with 290 IEBC officers in charge of the constituencies despite not being gazetted.
Auditors also discovered that new voters were unexpectedly reregistered during the cleaning of the voter list.
As required by IEBC regulation, the IDMS database was not configured to delete dormant accounts after 90 days, which KPMG found made it simpler for people who had left the IEBC to access the system.