•Orengo said these in reference to President Ruto's decision to suspend four embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners.
•The commissioners include Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyang'aya, Irene Masit and Francis Wanderi.
Siaya governor James Orengo on Friday evening said that the current government is Youth for Kanu 1992 (YK92) reincarnate.
Orengo said that apart from being composed of people who are formerly YK92 lieutenants led by President William Ruto, the current regime has started to rule with an iron fist.
He explained that lawlessness was the modus operandi of the more than 24-year rule (especially under the stewardship of the late President Daniel Moi) of KANU.
YK92 was a Young Turks wing that backed the KANU party.
"This government is not better than YK92. YK92 is now ruling the republic of Kenya. You can count them one by one; this is YK92," Orengo said.
Orengo said these in reference to President Ruto's decision to suspend four embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners.
The commissioners include Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyang'aya, Irene Masit and Francis Wanderi.
Nyang'aya has since resigned. He did so shortly after their suspension Friday.
President Ruto proceeded to appoint a tribunal to probe their conduct during the tallying and announcement of August 2022 results at the Bomas of Kenya.
The governor condemned the suspension of the four saying that they are being persecuted for a decision they made under the constitution.
"Had these four commissioners supported the outcome of the election, they would not have been taken to the tribunal. They are being persecuted for the decision they made under the constitution," he said.
The senior counsel explained that this is happening despite the constitution having pronounced itself on it.
"The constitution says that you cannot be punished if you are making a decision on the basis of powers, authority and jurisdictions granted upon a constitutional office, especially when it is an independent commission."
He accused the government of undermining the constitution of Kenya which gives sovereignty to the people of Kenya and created independent officers and offices.
On his part, National Assembly Minority Leader and Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi said that they only failed to protect the 'Cherera 4' in the house due to alleged biases.
"We are taking the issues to the people so that they can have a say on the same," he opined.
"The public meetings will be held on December 7 and 12 at Kamkunji grounds in Nairobi."
Lwanda lawmaker Dickson Oyugi noted that only seven million of the 22 million registered Kenyans voted for Ruto and so the majority will go for his jugular for exhibiting undemocratic tendencies.
"A whopping 15 million do not have a say in this country. We will speak and our voices will be heard."
The leaders were speaking at Dr Ida Odinga Secondary School, Asango in Ugunja constituency, Siaya county.