A public rally will be held by the leader of Azimio La Umoja, Raila Odinga, to inform Kenyans about the ongoing investigation by Parliament into four commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
The four, Justus Nyang’aya, Francis Wanderi, Juliana Cherera, and Irene Masit, are being questioned after a petition was filed questioning their eligibility to take office due to their disavowing of the presidential election results from August 9.
Speaking at a Kisumu hotel on Sunday, the former prime minister charged Kenya Kwanza, led by President William Ruto, for forcing a “user-friendly” IEBC on Kenyans.
“It is unacceptable that this dictatorship is attempting to remove the commissioners who steadfastly upheld the truth as their platform. Kenyans won’t accept it, I’m sure of that. They sent away these other commissioners and forced a user-friendly commission on Kenyans, which we cannot accept since these people stole the elections, Odinga addressed his followers.
In order to engage Kenyans in discussion on the fate of the four commissioners, he announced a plan to tour the nation beginning this week.
The first forum will take place on Wednesday at Nairobi’s Kamukunji Grounds, according to the Azimio chief.
“We will hold extensive consultations with Kenyans, starting on Wednesday in Nairobi. We’ll meet with the populace at Kamukunji Grounds to gauge their acceptance of the commissioners’ departure, “said he.
Because an impartial election commission is the referee and cannot be chosen by a player, Odinga continued, “We will then do the same thing in Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu and Kakamega.”
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.