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Raila Sends Tough Condition To Ruto's Govt Over Chebukati & 2 Other Commissioners

Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Coalition now wants Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati and the other two outgoing commissioners to leave the commission immediately to avoid further cannibalization.

The coalition described the removal process of the other four dissenting IEBC commissioners who disowned the August 9 electoral results as a revenge mission at a meeting of coalition Governors and Deputy Governors held on Friday in Naivasha.

"To that end, we take serious notice of and condemn in the strongest terms possible the regime's revenge mission against conscientious IEBC commissioners who had the audacity to reject the electoral coup perpetrated by IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati," read part of a press release.

The coalition also stated unequivocally that those opposed to their faction will not deter their pursuit of electoral justice.

The Raila-led faction also stated that they had begun reflections and consultations, which they claim will protect Kenyans and democracy in general in the future.

"We have begun deep reflections and consultations with Kenyans on the necessary resistance and struggle to protect Kenyans and our democracy.We will not tolerate the return of authoritarian rule or violations of human rights," Azimio declared.

Among other resolutions, the coalition stated that they will be committed to preserving the constitution, democracy, and the rule of law.

The demand comes a day after the National Assembly's Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) began the process of removing the four IEBC commissioners who refused to accept the results of the August 9 elections.

Juliana Cherera (Vice Chair), Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi, and Justus Nyagaya are the four commissioners.

The committee, chaired by Tharaka MP George Murugara, has four days to examine four petitions and determine whether they have grounds for removal under Article 251(1)(a) of the Constitution.

JLAC had since begun cross-examining the petitioners under oath on all matters pertaining to the petition before allowing the commissioners to appear in person or be represented by their lawyers to defend themselves

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