Former IEBC Vice Chair Juliana Cherera and commissioner Justus Nyangaya might have sensed their possible prosecution in the coming days, hence their decision to resign ahead of time.
This is according to International Centre for Policy and Conflict Executive Director Ndung'u Wainaina, in his attempt to explain why the two opted to resign rather than face the panel set up to probe them.
He argues that they have realised that the tribunal might find them in the wrong and propose court prosecution, which will land them in even more problems, hence their resignations.
“The real fear for them might be that in the event of a tribunal, a decision could be reached that will incriminate them and they could then be subject to prosecution. This can be avoided with the resignations,” he told The Daily Nation.
The two are among the four commissioners who disputed President William Ruto's win in August, with allies of Ruto not going after them and initiating attempts to eject them from office.
Nyangaya was the first to resign, with Cherera following suit on Monday, two days after Ruto formally suspended the four, who also include commissioned Irene Masit and Francis Wanderi.
Wainaina also speaks about matters to do with money, pointing out that Cherera and Nyangaya know that they will not get any money from the commission if the tribunal finds them guilty.
“By resigning, they give themselves a chance to get a certain percentage of compensation on their terms,” he is quoted, at a time when the matter is among those informing opposition's planned protests.
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