IEBC commissioner and Vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera resign.In a letter dated December 5 she notified President William Ruto of her resignation.
“It is with immense woe that today I tender my resignation as commissioner and vice chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission,” reads the letter.
According to Cherera, during her time as a commissioner, she discharged her responsibilities with diligence and care, and she made a concerted effort to assist the commission in resolving corporate governance issues despite extremely challenging conditions.
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The former VC stated that her cumulative good-faith initiatives were regrettably misapprehended and misconstrued.
Cherera stated that she accepted her stay at the commission was no longer tenable and therefore chose to resign.
Her resignation comes two days after IEBC commissioner Justice Nyang’aya resigned from his position on Friday.
This just comes after Ruto named a tribunal on Saturday to investigate the four commissioners.
Ruto appointed High Court Judge Aggrey Muchelule as the chair of the tribunal.
Carolyne Kamende Daudi, Linda Gakii Kiome, Mathew Njaramba Nyabena, Col. (Rtd.) Saeed Khamis Saeed were appointed as members of the tribunal.
Kibet Kirui Emmanuel and Irene Tunta Nchoe have been appointed joint secretaries while the tribunal’s lead counsel will be Peter Munge Murage who will be assisted by Zamzam Abdi Abib.
The commissioners were suspended with the president on Friday pending investigations.