On Friday, November 25, the two antagonists took their war on the four dissenting IEBC commissioners to Twitter.
Earlier on President William Ruto through his official Twitter account had told off Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga for defending the four want-away commissioners.
In a veiled attack on the opposition leader, the Head of State termed Raila and his camp as ‘the lords of impunity who destroyed oversight institutions using the handshake’.
“The lords of impunity, who destroyed oversight institutions using the handshake fraud, should allow parliament to hold rogue officials who put the nation in danger by subverting the democratic will of the people to be held to account. The new order is rule of law not wishes of big men,” Ruto said in a Tweet.
But in response, Raila fired back at the President accusing him of imposing what he termed as “jungle laws” on Kenyans under the guise of upholding the rule of law.
The former Prime Minister further read malice in the push by the Kenya Kwanza government to kick out IEBC vice chairperson Juliana Cherera, Francis Wander, Irene Masit, and Justus Nyang’aya.
Raila, suggested that President William Ruto was laying the ground for holding at ransom the electoral agency ahead of the 2027 presidential election.
“There is due process and natural justice; things aren’t just done at the whims of the executive. The rule of law must prevail and not your jungle laws that you want to institute so as to subjugate Kenyans to a conveyor belt system of elections come 2027. We shall not relent,” Raila tweeted.