Former IEBC Vice Chair Juliana Cherera's August 15 declaration against President William Ruto's win was a very dangerous move that would have easily caused chaos.
This is according to university don Macharia Munene, who argues that the move was not well thought through, and would have easily caused unrest in the country, which would have resulted in a crisis.
He suggests that Cherera and her three colleagues Irene Masit, Justus Nyangaya and Francis Wanderi would have landed the country in trouble, but survived narrowly when Kenyans remained calm.
“It was unexpected and a dangerous development. It could have plunged the country into a serious crisis,” the political analyst, is quoted by The Star.
Munene's observation is echoed by fellow analyst Elias Mutuma, who also agrees that the move was not the best for the country's well being.
“To me, they were reckless and their statement was not an act of patriotism. As much as they could have disagreed with the results, they would have used a better way to raise their concerns,” he says.
Cherera and team claimed that the results IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati was set to announce were not the actual ones, claiming that some degree of opaqueness proceeded their conclusion.
They suggested that the win should have gone to Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga, but was about to be handed to Ruto, in a country not new to election-caused clashes.
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