Raila, Kalonzo attend removal of IEBC four hearing

The committee is chaired by Tharaka MP Gitonga Murugara.

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  • The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee is meeting the first petitioner - a representative of the Republican Liberty Party.
ODM leader Raila and Wiper leader kalonzo Musyoka attend removal of IEBC four hearing on Friday November 24, 2022.
ODM leader Raila and Wiper leader kalonzo Musyoka attend removal of IEBC four hearing on Friday November 24, 2022.
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ODM leader Raila Odinga and Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka are among the dignitaries at the hearing of the petition seeking the ouster of the IEBC Four.

The IEBC officials at the centre of the petition are Juliana Cherera (vice chairperson), Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyangaya.

The commissioners openly differed with chairman Wafula Chebukati and two other commissioners over the August 2022 presidential vote tallying and final results.

The four, in what exposed the deep rift at the electoral agency, did not own the results that gave William Ruto victory in the face-off with Azimio’s Raila Odinga.

Raila and Kalonzo were accompanied by Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua and Azimio Communications director Makau Mutua during the Thursday hearing.

The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee chaired by Tharaka MP Gitonga Murugara is meeting the first petitioner - a representative of the Republican Liberty Party.

Party is represented by Kennedy Mongare accompanied by members of the party's national chairman Zachary Momanyi.

Advocates for the commissioners are Jotham Arua for Justus Nyangaya, Donald Kipkorir for Irene Masit, Danstan Omari and Apollo Mboya for Juliana Cherera, and Gichamba (confirm) for Francis Wanderi.

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The National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee scheduled hearings with the four petitioners pushing for their removal starting Thursday.

The committee began with submissions from the petitioner on behalf of the Republican Liberty Party.

It will thereafter cross-examine the petitioner before hearing the petition by Dennis Nthumbi – who will also be cross-examined by members of the committee.

Petitioners Geoffrey Langat and Owuor Gerry are scheduled to make their submissions on Thursday.

Commissioners Cherera and Masit are lined up to face the committee on Monday, November 28, to respond to the petitions.

Wanderi and Nyang'aya will respond to the allegations touching on them on Tuesday, November 29.

Vice chairperson Juliana Cherera and her counterparts Justus Nyang'aya,Francis Wanderi and Irene Masit sharply and openly differed with chairman Wafula Chebukati and two other commissioners over the August 2022 presidential vote tallying and final results.AdChoices

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