President William Ruto has appointed a tribunal to investigate IEBC deputy chairman Juliana Cherera and three other commissioners over their conduct of work in the August 9 poll.
The tribunal that has been appointed on Friday, December 2, will be led by Justice Aggrey Muchelule. Caroline Kamende Daudi, Linda Gakii Kiome, Matthew Njaramba Nyabena and retired Colonel Said Hamis Saced were also appointed to investigate the commissioners.
The panel will also include Kibet Kirui Emmanuel, Irene Tuntu Neboe, Peter Munge Murage and Zamzam Abdi Abib. Other commissioners to be investigated along with Cherera are Justus Nyangaya, Francis Wanderi and Irene Masit.
"The court's mandate is to hear the petition to remove Juliana Chera, Francis Mathenge Wanderi, Irene Cherop Masit and Justus Abonyo Nyang'aya as members of the IEBC and investigate the allegations therein," he said. newspaper notice.
The President also ordered the four commissioners to suspend their jobs until the matter is resolved.
"Accepting NA's request and in exercising the powers vested in the Head of State and Government under Article 251 of the Constitution, my William Samoei Ruto, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces, declared that, The four persons have been suspended with immediate effect and a tribunal has been appointed to investigate the matter," he said.
Ruto said the tribunal would report back to him after the investigation was completed before a decision was taken on the four commissioners. The Head of State previously received a report to suspend and investigate four commissioners for opposing the results of the August 9 presidential election.
However, opposition leader Raila Odinga opposed the directive, arguing that Ruto was using state power to score points. Raila said he will fight for four commissioners. However, he postponed his earlier plans to organize a national protest to pressure the head of state.
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