Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Raila announces countrywide rallies to support Cherera

Azimio la Umoja coalition leader Raila Odinga has announced that he will start countrywide rallies to shore up support for Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission vice chair Juliana Cherera.

Raila has said that the rallies will begin this week at Kamukunji grounds. They will then spread to Nakuru and Mombasa, and later smaller towns across the country.

“We will have a meeting on Wednesday, November 30, at the Kamukunji grounds to ask them if they accept these commissioners to be sent home,” Odinga said.

He insisted that the current government of President William Ruto had rigged elections.

“This regime which came into power through rigging elections is hell-bent to send home commissioners who stood firm on the truth,” said Odinga said on Cherera and her colleagues Francis Mathenge, Irene Masit and Justus Nyang’aya.

Raila: We’ll divide Kenyans, start demonstrations if that’s what Ruto wants

“IEBC is a referee and cannit be appointed by a player. So we will not allow Kenya Kwisha to impose a commission, that is not acceptable.”

Raila has been crying foul over the ouster of the Cherera Four who in other quarters have been condemned over their actions during the August 9 General Elections.

“A process whose outcome is pre-determined is already underway at the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee of the National Assembly,” said Odinga this week.

“The four Commissioners are supposed to appear before this Committee, be found guilty and be made to appear before a tribunal to be set up by [President] Ruto that will confirm their guilt. They will then be thrown out of IEBC.”

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