•Petitioners Republican Liberty Party, Dennis Nthumbi, Geoffrey Langat and Gerry Gerry want the four commissioners removed over claims of violation of the Constitution, gross misconduct and incompetence.
Demonstrators have marched to Parliament Buildings to protest against a move to oust four IEBC commissioners.
The group assembled outside County Hall where National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee was meeting to receive submissions from IEBC vice chair Juliana Cherera.
Cherera did not appear in person but was represented by lawyer Apollo Mboya.
Led by the President of Bunge la Mwananchi, Calvin Okoth Otieno, the protestors vowed to hold daily demonstrations in solidarity with Cherera and commissioners Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang’aya.
“Kenyans are with Cherera and the three others. Even if they throw tear gas or fire live bullets at us, we will not stop,” Otieno stated.
Otieno further appealed to Nairobi residents to turn up in large numbers on Wednesday at Kamkunji Grounds for a rally in support of the four commissioners.
Petitioners Republican Liberty Party, Dennis Nthumbi, Geoffrey Langat and Gerry Gerry want the four commissioners removed over claims of violation of the Constitution, gross misconduct and incompetence.
The protestors said they will also use the Kamjunji meeting to protest against the high cost of living and rising crime.
“Unga is still up, fuel is unaffordable and we are living in constant fear of being attacked by criminals,” added Okoth.
As the protests proceeded, Cherera through her lawyer was requesting 10 days to respond to petitioners.
Masit is scheduled to appear before the committee in the afternoon while Wanderi and Nyang’aya will defend themselves on Tuesday.
Last week, Cherera's legal team walked out in protest after the JLAC chairman George Gitonga ruled that the committee has jurisdiction to listen to both the petitioners and the Commissioners.
Azimio principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka who attended the last week's sitting had told the Commissioners not to honour the invitation to appear before the Committee.