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Azimio Protest Action Against 4 IEBC Commissioners as CEO Marjan Goes After The IEBC's Chief Officer

A section of leaders allied to the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance, which was fronting the Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for the presidency in the August 9th polls, have protested the move by a section of President-Elect William Ruto's allies under the Kenya Kwanza Alliance of taking action against the 4 IEBC commissioners who disowned the presidential results.

Garissa Township MP Aden Duale and the Farmers party have argued that the 4 commissioners Francis Waderi, Juliana Cherera, Irene Masit and Justus Nyang’aya should be kicked out of office on allegations of gross misconduct.

As quoted by the Saturday Nation, led by the ODM national chairperson and Nominated MP John Mbadi, the Azimio allied leaders argued that the move by the KKA team was ill-will, and the parliament was not going to support it.

"Duale and his team should just stop the excitement. That is not the way to handle independent commissions. You do not punish individuals just because they do not agree with your view of things. That's being dictatorial and we won't allow the gains made to be reversed," said Mbadi referring to the procedures employed to remove commissioners of independent institutions from office.

At the same breathe, the IEBC CEO Marjan Hussein Marjan has threatened to fire the agency's Deputy Chief Officer Ruth Kulundu over her alleged association with the 4-dissenting commissioners.

The Nation reports that a letter from Marjan has accused Kulundu of arranging a plenary for the 4 commissioners without his knowledge, terming her move as outright impersonation which is punishable by summary dismissal.

Upon contact by the Nation, Marjan failed to comment on the issue, but one of the 4 commissioners confirmed plans to punish Ms Kulundu, who is serving as the deputy commission secretary in charge of Operations.

In the letter, Kulundu who is also accused of intimidating junior staff has been given 14 days to say why she should not be disciplined.

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