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Chebukati Finds Self in a Tight Corner as Masit's Lawyer Takes him to Task Answering Key Question

The former / retired Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairperson Wafula Chebukati today took stand before the Cherera 4 tribunal to give his account on issues in question surrounding last year's general elections.

As he took the stand, Chebukati found himself in a tight corner as lawyer Donald Kipkorir took him to task responding to a question on why he wrote to the president requesting him to form a commission of inquiry to investigate the conduct of IEBC in last year's general elections.

According to lawyer Donald Kipkorir, the country went through the worst post election violence in 2007 and again in 2017 when people lost lives as a result of violence yet Chebukati kept a blind eye and failed to call for a commission of inquiry in 2017.

"Why are you selective on calling for the formation of the commission of inquiry. Why didn't you demand the same in 2017 when the supreme Court nullified the election?," Kipkorir questioned Chebukati.

In his response, Chebukati tried to evade the question by stating that there was no violence in 2017. "There was no violence in 2017 and the issues in 2022 were grace since individuals tried to subvert the will of the people," Chebukati defended himself.

Kipkorir was however quick to respond to Chebukati correcting him that there was limited violence in 2017. "People including some in IEBC lost their lives. Why didn't you call for the formation of commission of inquiry then?", paused back Kipkorir.

Lawyer Kipkorir was forced to end his interrogation on the topic after Chebukati remained silent not responding to the question.


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