Raila said he will from Wednesday, November 30, transverse the country and hold public engagement on the plan to oust IEBC vice chairman Juliana Cherera, commissioners Justus Nyang’aya, Irene Masit, and Francis Wanderi.
“We are going to consult widely with the people of Kenya beginning Wednesday, November 30. We will have a meeting with the people at Kamukunji Grounds to ask them if they accept that these commissioners should go home,” Raila said.
However, speaking at CITAM church on Sunday, November 27, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua dismissed the move by the opposition’s plan to hold demos on four IEBC commissioners.
Gachagua instead challenged Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to allow their sons and daughters to lead the protests.
“If they want the people to go to the street, they must lead by example. These people who want our children to go to the street have organized for their children to serve in EALA in Arusha.
“Let your daughter and son come from Arusha and physically lead the demonstrations and the rest of Kenya can follow,” Gachagua said.
There has been a widening rift between the opposition and the government over the impeachment of ‘Cherera four’.
While the Kenya Kwanza political faction wants the four break-away commissioners to leave office over their alleged involvement in taking sides in the August 9, elections, the opposition on the other side insists that the four should stay.
Already, four petitions seeking the removal of four commissioners are currently before the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) of the National Assembly.