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Reprieve For Cherera 4 As Petition Filed By These 3 People Challenging IEBC's Cherera 4 Ouster

An urgent petition to prevent their removal has given the commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) some optimism.

The petition was submitted to the High Court by three Meru County residents, Philemon Munjuri, Godfrey Kinoti, and Joshua Mwirigi.

The panel established to look into the commissioners is unable to carry out its duty due to the three-want conservatory rulings.

On December 14th, Juliana Cherera, Irene Masit, Justus Nyang'aya, and Francis Wanderi will learn their fate. Judge Edward Muriithi of the Meru High Court had previously determined that the petition filed was urgent.

She requested not to be enjoined in the lawsuit through her attorney Cherera, claiming a comparable case had been filed at Nairobi High Court.

Cherera's attorney Donald Kipkorir informed the court, "My client will be following the matter on her own, not through this action and hence seeks to be exempted from this petition."

Cherera's request that the four commissioners be included as interested parties was denied by Judge Muriithi.

The court "cannot lightly issue instructions either stopping the proceedings or in a manner that allows the party to leave without accepting official petitions and responses" because of the urgency of the situation, the judge concluded.

The National Assembly, the tribunal, and the Attorney General—whom the three petitioners have identified as their first, second, and third respondents, respectively—must also be served, the judge further directed the petitioners to do through their attorney Kiogora Mugambi.

On December 14, the judge will issue his decision, one day before the tribunal begins its sessions.

The judge ruled, "We are going to hear motions filed on Tuesday, 13 and give our directions on the next day.

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Edward Muriithi Godfrey Kinoti High Court Irene Masit Meru County


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