Azimio: We will not allow election rigging to be normalised in Kenya
Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition has resolved that it will not allow election rigging to become a norm in the country.
This follows a meeting held at Naivasha which was attended by 26 Azimio governors and their deputies.
During the meeting that was chaired by Raila Odinga, the coalition said although rigging of election may have been the cloak of legality, it will stand steadfast for the truth.
“Our quest for electoral justice continues and we will never allow the rigging of elections to become a new norm in our country,” the coalition.
At the same time, the coalition condemned what it termed as the government’s revenge mission against four commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC).
“We take serious notice of and condemn in the strongest terms possible the revenge mission the regime has embarked on against conscientious commissioners of IEBC who had the audacity to reject the electoral coup perpetuated by the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati while trying to sanitize the conduct of electoral thieves at the commission,” the coalition said.
The four commissioners, namely IEBC vice chairperson Juliana Cherera, and Commissioners Julius Nyang’aya, Irene Massit and Francis Wanderi have already been grilled by a parliamentary committee.
The Republican Party, Rev Dennis Ndwiga Nthumbi, Geoffrey Lang’at and Steve Gerry Owuor have petitioned for the removal of the four commissioners.
The four commissioners will know their fate when the parliamentary committee presents a report on whether President William Ruto should form a tribunal to probe their case or not.