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How IEBC commissioner Irene Masit her spent time ahead of tribunal hearing

By Nyaboga Kiage January 24th, 2023 2 min read

Details of how Ms Irene Masit, a commissioner at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), spent her weekend ahead of a tribunal probing her conduct can now be revealed.

Nairobi News has established that Ms Masit and her lawyer, Mr Donald Kipkorir, were together on Sunday, January 22, 2023, preparing for the case.

“Today, I spent the whole afternoon at my house with IEBC commissioner Irene Masit prepping for tomorrow’s cross-examination,” Mr Kipkorir said, adding that it will be exciting, exhilarating and cathartic.

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The lawyer also shared images of him and Ms Masit together plus a number of documents ahead of the hearing.

During the tribunal’s hearing, outgoing IEBC commissioner Abdi Guliye gave a detailed account of what transpired after the release of the August 9, 2022 presidential results.

In his statement, Mr Guliye spoke about the insecurity at the tallying center on the material day.

“There was a lot of insecurity at the tallying centre. A number of our staff were abducted and many were freighted. Our staff was scared including ourselves who were hurt at the tallying centre,” he said.

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“After announcing the Presidential results, we went into hiding because we didn’t know what was going to happen to any of us,” he said.

In an early interview, Mr Guliye said some of the commissioners were forced to go into hiding due to the panic and chaos that were witnessed at the Bomas of Kenya.

Mr Guliye said they hired a Toyota Noah which they used to leave the national tallying center at the Bomas of Kenya.

Subsequently, he said, he alongside Mr Guliye, Mr Marjan Hussein Marjan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) IEBC and commissioner Boya Molu went into hiding for three days.

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