Juliana Cherera, the vice chair of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), resigned a few days after President William Ruto suspended her and three other commissioners. After Justus Nyang'aya announced his decision to leave his position last Friday, Cherera is the second commissioner to submit her resignation.
"The mandate of the tribunal shall be to consider the petition for the removal of (1) Juliana Whonge Cherera, (2) Francis Mathenge Wanderi, (3) Irene Cherop Mast, and (4) Justus Abonyo Nyang'aya from office as members of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and to investigate the allegations therein," President Ruto stated in a Special Gazette Notice Number 258.Cherera wrote in her letter of resignation that she could no longer "remain at the commission."
"I resign from my positions as vice chair and commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission today with great regret (IEBC).
I have performed my obligations since joining the commission with diligence, care, and a sincere effort to assist the commission in handling corporate governance issues under very trying conditions, "She spoke."Unfortunately, my overall set of simple actions has been misread and misunderstood. I acknowledge that my stay at the commission is no longer tenable. I chose to leave after giving the recent events at the commission, my family, and my attorneys due consideration. She concluded by expressing gratitude to the president for the chance "to serve the republic. The president also disclosed the creation of a tribunal with authority to hear the request to have the four IEBC commissioners removed.
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