In a statement released on Monday, December 5, she said that the current state of events rendered her stay untenable. "I regretfully resign from my posts as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's vice chair and commissioner today (IEBC). "Since my appointment to the commission, I have carried out my duties with diligence, care, and a serious effort to support the commission in managing corporate governance issues in very difficult circumstances.
Juliana Cherera the Vice chairperson of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, has resigned. She was among 4 Commissioners that were to be probed by tribunal over claims of being rogue. "Juliana Cherera resigns as commissioner of IEBC; she is among 4 that were to be probed by tribunal over claims of being rogue", Nation Africa reported.
Hours after President William Ruto suspended the four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission commissioners Cherera, Nyang'aya, Wanderi, and Masit, and formed a tribunal to investigate them, Nyang'aya tendered his resignation ending his tenure at the polls agency. His resignation elicited mixed reactions from different politicians and even other professionals.
President Dr William Samoei Arap Ruto was lucky to succeed the retired incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta who served his two terms as per the 2010 Kenyan Constitution. But the president started his reign with revenge against those who fell out with him in the previous regime and whoever opposed his election as the president.
The Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance boss Raila Odinga has insisted that he will be holding rallies against President William Ruto's government, more so over the suspension of the four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners. Raila and a section of the Azimio leaders have promised to engage with Kenyans at Kamkunji Grounds both on December 7th and December 12th, arguing that Ruto was out for revenge.
The suspension of the four embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Commissioners led by Vice Chair Juliana Cherera by president William Samoei Arap Ruto has caused uproar across the country. The four embattled IEBC Commissioners are being punished for protesting against the presidential election results during the recently concluded hotly contested 2022 general elections.
Otiende Amollo Warns Kenyans About This After Suspension Of The Four IEBC Commissioners By Parliament
The debate about the four embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Commissioners led by Vice Chair Juliana Cherera has taken a new dimension. This is after the National Assembly through the Justice and Legal Committee recommended that the four embattled IEBC Commissioners should be suspended from office and a committee for inquiry set up.
On Thursday, the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee, tasked with questioning the four members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), will present its findings. Vice Chair Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene masit, and Justus Nyangaya were accused by four petitioners of breaking their oath of office during the recent presidential election.
Gladys Shollei, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, said on Friday, December 2, that investigations into the four dissenting Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners would continue regardless of resignations. Shollei stated in a statement that the tribunal established by President William Ruto was tasked with providing insight into the conduct and suitability of the four commissioners.
Since a few weeks ago, the Independent Electoral Commission has come under fire, particularly because of the four commissioners who disapproved of the August Presidential election results. The process of removing the four commissioners was started because they were not present when they were expected at the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.
"Tulia Chuma Chako ki Motoni" UDA Chairman Tells Off Raila After Threatening to Call For Mass Action
The petitions seeking the outer of four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners is continuing to trigger reactions from Kenyans. United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Chairman Johnson Muthama has reacted to sentiments by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance Chief Raila Odinga, threatening to call for mass action over move to oust 4 IEBC Commissioners.
Emerging details this morning reveals why the four Independence Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners led by Cherera are being prosecuted. Following the reports, political Analyst identified as Gichuke Wa Ribathi while speaking at K24 TV, he dicloses that the commissioners are being prosecuted because they had a different opinion from the chairman.
The current opposition leader who was the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance coalition flag bearer during the August polls, Raila Odinga, had called for demonstrations around the nation to stop the removal of the 4 Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners. Today, the Orange Democratic Movement party leader, Raila Odinga, has changed his mind and called off all the demonstrations.
The debate about the four embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Commissioners led by Vice Chair Juliana Cherera has caused mixed reactions across the country. President Dr William Samoei Arap Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza Alliance want the four out of the IEBC after protesting his election as the president.
To protect the impartiality of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the United Green Party Movement (UGM) has asked former prime minister Raila Odinga to delay the scheduled strikes. Exam-taking students in the KCPE and KPSEA are the party's top priority, preceding even its own members' political and individual pursuits.
One of the embattled commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Irene Masit, on Monday snubbed summons by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) over petitions seeking to ouster her, alongside the IEBC vice chair Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang'aya.
It is true that the country's ongoing conflict between the opposition and the newly installed government headed by His Highness William Ruto has changed. Honorable Mike Sonko, a former mayor of Nairobi, claimed today on Twitter that the Almighty God could not do such a thing.
To add insult to injury, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has taken aim at Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga once again, advising him to let his children take the helm in the protests the opposition is demanding. To rally support for the four officials of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) who are in jeopardy of being removed from their positions, Mr. Odinga has called for a series of demonstrations throughout his political strongholds, and the DP's comments are in reaction to this demand.
President Dr William Samoei Arap Ruto is barely four months in office but what he is going through is becoming too much for him to contain. He narrowly and controversialy defeated the former second Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya Hon Raila Amolo Odinga during the recently concluded hotly contested 2022 general elections.
Makau Mutua, a spokesman for Azimio La Umoja One Kenya, has advised President William Ruto's UDA party to disregard upcoming elections. No elections will be held, according to Makau, if UDA is successful in ousting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's four troublesome commissioners.