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"You'll Realize When It's Too Late" Lawyer Otiende Alleges What Removal of IEBC 4 Means for Kenyans

The removal of four IEBC commissioners from office, according to attorney Otiende Omollo, will put a stop to independent commissions and the constitutional protections they enjoy.

He asserted that the removal was solely intended to "destroy the autonomous offices," not the four commissioners.

"It's not about the #IEBC4 but rather the demise of independent offices and the removal of their constitutional protection, say MPs, commissions, NGOs, diplomats, and churches. When it's too late, everyone will understand the influence of precedent! You have my word, "said he.

President William Ruto is now in charge of the four electoral commissioners who are under fire.

Juliana Cherera, vice-chairperson, Justus Nyang'aya, Francis Wanderi, and Irene Masit are the four.

The commissioners repudiated the results of the presidential elections because they disagreed with their chairman Wafula Chebukati over them.

A committee report that advocated for their ejection was adopted by the National Assembly on Thursday night following extended sessions.

The majority of the Kenya Kwanza-aligned MPs in the House unanimously supported the committee report after opposition parliamentarians had already left the chamber.

The commissioners are accused of flagrantly violating the constitution, being incompetent, and engaging in flagrant misconduct during the elections on August 9.

The petitioners have established a prima facie case against the commissioners, according to MPs who approved the creation of a tribunal.

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