The National Assembly has formally begun the process of removing four commissioners from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
On Tuesday, November 15, Speaker Moses Wetang’ula informed the house that his office had received four petitions seeking the removal of commissioners who disputed the 2022 presidential election results.
“I wish to convey to the House that my office is in receipt of four petitions, seeking the removal of commissioners of IEBC pursuant to the provisions of article 251 of the constitution,” Wetang’ula said.
Wetang’ula said the Republican Party, Dennis Nthumbi, Geoffrey Lagat, and Owuor Steve Jerry were petitioners.
Among the commissioners targeted for ousting are IEBC vice chairperson Julian Cherera and commissioners Justus Nyangaya, Francis Wanderi, and Irene Masit.
According to the petitions, the four commissioners failed to adhere to the leadership and integrity law and demeaning to their office.
“They failed to adhere to values and principles of good governance and should therefore take personal responsibility over their actions,” a petition by Republican Party read in part.
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Consequently, the Speaker directed the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee to process the petition before reporting to parliament if they passed the legal threshold.
According to the Standing Orders, the committee has 14 days to consider the petition before making their recommendations.
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