‘Cherera 4’ were accomplices to a failed coup attempt – Nelson Havi
Former Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi has come out to claim the four dissenting IEBC commissioners were used as the perpetrators of a failed coup attempt.
According to Havi, the four; Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Justus Nyang’aya, and Irene Masit ought to have resigned as soon as President William Ruto was declared by the Supreme Court as the election’s victor.
“The 4 IEBC commissioners were accomplices to a failed coup attempt. If they were wise, they ought to have resigned the day the Supreme Court determined the contest as to who between President William Ruto and Raila Odinga won the election. The principal offenders cannot help,” Havi tweeted.
Havi’s comments follow a Friday morning online brawl between President William Ruto and Azimio La Umoja coalition leader Raila Odinga.
The Head of State requested that Raila abstain from parliamentary proceedings so that lawmakers could exercise their authority to remove the dissenting commissioners from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Raila had accused the president of planning a vengeance strike against people he considered to be political rivals.
In a rebuttal, the president told off Raila, adding that the ODM Party leader was responsible for the problems bedevilling the country.
This was the first time Ruto publicly spoke on the removal of the four commissioners.
The four commissioners are facing four petitions filed separately by the Republican Party, Dennis Ndwiga Nthumbi, Geoffrey Lang’at and Steve Jerry Owuor.
They are accused of violating the Constitution by contesting the election results and failing to uphold the standards of integrity required of their positions, dishonoring the country.