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Hope For Cherera And Team After What Three Men Have Told a Judge in Meru

The four embattled IEBC commissioners have been included in another case, which seeks to save them from a probe into their conduct.

The four, two of whom have since resigned, were formally suspended by President William Ruto on Friday, regarding their actions after August polls.

Three Meru residents have included them as interested parties in a petition seeking to block the tribunal set up to investigate them from prosecuting, deliberating, recommending, forwarding or investigating the allegations raised against them.

The three, Philemon Munjuri, Godfrey Kinoti and Joshua Mwirigi, have filed the petition before Meru High Court judge Edward Muriithi, through their lawyer Mugambi Kiogora.

“The petitioners are aggrieved that the procedure and reasons for the purported removal of the interested parties from office fall far short of the constitutional standards set out under the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and are to every reasonable, objective, law-abiding, decent and patriotic Kenyan observer a whimsical and pre-determined charade intended for extraneous purposes far removed from the pursuit of justice,” reads their petition in part.

They hold that the four did nothing wrong other than challenging IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati's decision to singlehandedly verify presidential election results.

But this issue, they argue, was already handled by the Supreme Court, vindicating the four.

“It was conclusively determined to the effect that the chairperson of the IEBC could not arrogate to himself the power to verify and tally the results of a presidential election, to the exclusion of the other members of the commission,” Munjuri says in his sworn affidavit.

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