Raila Odinga, the leader of Azimio La Umoja, plans to hold public rallies to inform Kenyans about the ongoing investigation of four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners. President William Ruto has commented on this.
The four, Juliana Cherera, Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi, and Justus Nyang’aya, are being interrogated as a result of petitions filed questioning their eligibility to hold office as a result of their disavowing of the presidential election results of August 9.
On Sunday, Raila announced a plan to travel the nation to consult Kenyans over the fate of the four commissioners, beginning on Wednesday at Nairobi’s Kamukunji Grounds.
On Monday, President Ruto welcomed opposition criticism but encouraged Raila’s camp to take precautions to keep the calm while they were engaged in their activities.
“I want to urge our oppositional brethren to cooperate with us and voice their criticisms openly, but let’s maintain peace in the nation. The opposition should act peacefully if they want to accomplish their goals and we want them to do theirs “the Head of State stated in Tatu City, Kiambu County’s Ruiru.
I do not think organizing demonstrations and getting Kenyans to do the things they want to do is part of bringing any administration to account, he said, mocking the opposition for their approach of airing complaints against the government.
He called Raila’s proposal “street fighting,” which he claimed “work for nobody, not even for them,” and he admonished Odinga to exercise caution while setting Kenyans against one another.
“I want to implore them not to discriminate among Kenyans. Any serious opposition should avoid staging public protests and brawls unless they wish to act as a dictatorial opposition, “said Ruto.
The petitions against the four commissioners have been heard by the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee since last Thursday.
Before withdrawing to decide the future of the foursome, the committee is anticipated to hear the petition for four days.
Because of serious misbehavior and incompetence, as well as constitutional infractions, the petitioners want the commissioners’ positions terminated.