Juliana Cherera, three IEBC commissioners "must face the music" - Aden Duale

for Tv47 Digital September 07, 2022, 11:44 AM
Garissa Township MP
Garissa Township MP-elect Aden Duale speaking during one of the parliamentary committee meetings in 2019. PHOTO/FILE

In Summary

Garissa Township MP-elect Aden Duale says that the four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission commissioners who had rejected the Presidential results "must face the music."

Writing on Twitter, the President-elect William Ruto confidante alleges that Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Justus Nyang’aya, and Irene Masit are liable for "blatant gross violation of the Constitution."

"No, it cannot be business as usual!" thunders Duale. "The actions in what appeared like cinema featuring Cherera as the lead actor and voice actress is a pure blatant gross violation of the Constitution and the law for attempting to subvert the will of the People through fabrications. 

"Consequently, the four commissioners should be held accountable both individually and collectively. They cannot turn on and off like a switch and expect us to just forget everything. They must face the music," he added.

Citing article 251 of the 2010 Constitution Duale says the four must face the law on the grounds of violation of the Constitution.

"A person desiring the removal of a member of a Commission or of a holder of an independent office on any ground specified in clause (1) may present a petition to the National Assembly setting out the alleged facts constituting that ground," the Constitution reads.

Disowned results 

On August 15, the four disowned the IEBC presidential results, citing the "opaque nature" in which the final process of the tallying of the results was being conducted.

But in a complete about turn, the quartet commended the Supreme Court's decision to upheld the presidential election results, commending the IEBC's role in the just-concluded elections. 

"We wish to convey our appreciation to the Honourable judges of the Supreme Court of Kenya and confirm that we respect their collective decision," they said in a statement issued on September 6. 

“We also state here that we agree with the statement of the chairperson of the commission, which was sent to the media yesterday. We wish to reiterate that we stand by the rule of law and statutes that promote the effectiveness of the work of the commission." 

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