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Why Cherera Is Advised To Skip Today's Session With National Assembly's JLAC, Told What To Do

The commissioners of the independent electoral and borders commission (IEBC) are being called to testify before the law and legal affairs committee today.

Vice Chair Juliana Cherera and Commissioner Irene masit are scheduled to attend on Monday, with fellow members Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyangaya following on Tuesday, per the previously released schedule by JLAC.

But if the commissioners take their lawyers' advice, they might skip testifying before the committee.

Members of JLAC have told the press on a daily basis that Commissioners Juliana Cherera and Irene masit had been instructed by their attorneys not to testify before the committee.

Instead, the commissioners have been instructed to wait until they go before a tribunal, at which point they will be given the opportunity to present any evidence they see fit.

There is already discord on the JLAC committee, with several azimio-aligned MPs siding with the Commissioners' legal team.

As we reported last week, certain Azimio MPs are on record as opposing the request for the four to testify before JLAC because they agree with the attorneys' contention that the commission does not have the authority to do so.

The meeting was rescheduled when the MPs resolved their differences and it was resumed at a later time.

The four individuals are being looked at for their behavior during the recent presidential election, in which they openly rejected the results. There are now four petitions requesting that Parliament remove them from office.

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