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11 Sep 2017

Benjamin D Katz, Bloomberg

OT-Morpho denies allegations of complicity in tampering with election results

"French Company Rejects Kenyan Opposition Claims on Vote System"

French digital-security company OT-Morpho denied its systems used in Kenya’s annulled elections last month were tampered with and said it’s handed over all data for analysis by the country’s Supreme Court. “The system deployed in the delivery of the results employs proven technologies that we’ve used in elections in other countries,” Olivier Charlanes, director for Africa and the Middle East at OT-Morpho, said in an emailed statement. “The system used in Kenya wasn’t pirated. It wasn’t an attempt to interfere, and we’ve passed on all the logs to be analyzed by experts commissioned by the Supreme Court.”...

Opposition candidate Raila Odinga’s five-party alliance has urged the French government to investigate Paris-based Safran SA and its relations with electoral officials who “may have acted in complicity and connived to undermine the will of the people of Kenya.” Safran sold its digital-security unit in May to Advent International, owner of Colombes, France-based Oberthur Technologies SA, and the renamed company is called OT-Morpho.