President William Ruto and Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga have taken to social media to express their differences over the removal of four commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
In his social media posts on Sunday , President Ruto reaffirmed his decision to suspend the ‘ Cherera Four’ and the formation of a tribunal to investigate their conduct during the August 2022 election and slammed the former Prime Minister for planning public rallies to protest the suspension of IEBC commissioners Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyang’aya, Irene Masit and Francis Wanderi.
“Even with the system/deep state you lost the election. Stop deluding yourself & lying the coup to overturn the people’s will using rogue commissioners, you are now threatening us with maandamano about,failed. Their guilt or innocence will be determined by tribunal. Rule of law it is,” tweeted the president.
This prompted a response from Raila Odinga who posted a video of Ruto disapproving the results of the 2007 General Election, where former President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner by the electoral commission. “Usijifanye leo hii kwamba umesahau (do not pretend today that you have forgotten) when the shoe was firmly on the other foot. Let me just leave this here,” Raila wrote in a tweet.
Raila Odinga has announced two public rallies to be held on December 7 and December 12. “On December 7, at Kamukunji Grounds in Nairobi, we’ll launch public consultations with the people of Kenya to brainstorm on the direction the country is taking. We will return to the same venue on December 12 to continue with these consultations on the state of our nation,” Raila said.2h