Raila reveals Cherera, Masit fled to US after IEBC sacking
Azimio La Umoja – One Kenya Alliance leader Raila Odinga is now claiming that two former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials, Irene Masit and Juliana Cherera, have fled the country because of security concerns.
Speaking at the funeral of 18-year-old Brian Muendo, who was killed during anti-government protests in July, Raila said the two commissioners, who were among four who challenged the presidential election results, no longer felt safe in Kenya.
“In our match with Ruto, the referees said his goal was offside, it was handball, now all the referees have been sacked. As I speak, Irene Masit and Juliana Cherera have gone into hiding in America,” Raila said.
Masit, Cherera, Justus Nyang’anya and Francis Wanderi had objected to the announcement of the presidential election results by Chairman Wafula Chebukati, who declared William Ruto as the fifth president.
Three of the four – Cherera, Nyan’anya and Wanderi – decided to resign when a tribunal was set up to investigate their conduct. Masit, who soldiered on to face the tribunal chaired by Court of Appeal judge Aggrey Muchelule, was sacked after the panel recommended her dismissal for gross misconduct.
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