The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) of the National Assembly on Thursday, November 24, commenced plans to impeach the four want-away IEBC commissioners.
This was after the National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula ordered the legal and affairs committee to give the house a comprehensive report on whether Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyang’aya, Irene Mast, and Francis Wanderi whether to kick them out of the office or not.
“The four petitions now stand committed to the departmental committee on Justice and Legal Affairs for consideration. The work of the committee is to guide the house by way of a comprehensive report on whether the petitions satisfy the grounds of removal of any or all of the cited members of a constitutional commission as set out in clauses 1 and 2 of article 251 of the constitution,” Wetang’ula stated.
As such, the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga has warned William Ruto’s administration against impeaching the four dissenting officers.
Raila in a statement urged the Kenya Kwanza government to stop its plan of kicking out the four want-away commissioners saying that it will not end well if the four are impeached.
Odinga went on to say that the outcome of the ongoing petition against the dissenting commissioners is already pre-determined and seeks to unlawfully kick them out of the IEBC.
“With all the problems Kenyans are going through, a focus on punishing four commissioners who did not agree with their chairman is trivial, vindictive, and vile. It must stop. It will not end well,” Raila said in a statement.
The four commissioners Juliana Cherera, Irene Masit, Justus Nyan’aya, and Francis Wanderi rejected presidential results announced by IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati, saying the final tally was conducted in an ‘opaque’ manner.