Suna East MP Junet Mohammed has termed the move by President Ruto’s regime to oust the four dissenting IEBC commissioners as ‘dangerous’ to the country.
According to Junet, the move by the government side to punish IEBC Vice chair Juliana Cherara, commissioners Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit, and Justus Nyang’aya will have grave consequences.
Junet, who doubles up as the National Assembly Minority Whip said since Ruto took an oath of office, the country was unable to move forward since the plights Kenyan were facing during the previous regime are still there.
He faulted the Head of State for sticking in the past instead of moving the country forward.
“There are grave consequences to running the country using the rear mirror. A president stuck in the past, unable to move the country forward, is dangerous for Kenya,” Junet said.
His comments were supported by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga who accused President Ruto of returning the country to the 1980s regime of former president Daniel Moi.
Raila said by orchestrating the purge on the ‘Cherera four’ commissioners who had protested his win, Ruto was exhibiting dictatorial traits and that the opposition will not sit back and watch the return of the Nyayo regime.
“Ruto’s administration is taking us back to the affairs last witnessed in the last regime of the 1980s. We are here to sound a warning that no one should lie to this regime that we will sit back and watch a return of the Nyayo regime in another name,” he said.
Legislators allied to President Ruto’s UDA have been pushing for disciplinary actions against the four commissioners who distanced themselves from the presidential results that declared William Ruto the fifth president-elect.