Two former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) employees, Irene Masit and Juliana Cherera, are allegedly no longer in the country because to security fears, according to one – Azimio La Umoja Kenya Alliance leader Raila Odinga.
When asked about the two commissioners who were among the four who contested the outcome of the presidential election, Raila stated they no longer felt secure in Kenya while speaking at the funeral of 18-year-old Brian Muendo, who was slain during anti-government demonstrations in July.
“In our match with Ruto, the referees said his goal was offside, it was handball, now all the referees have been sacked. As I speak, Irene Masit and Juliana Cherera have gone into hiding in America,” Raila said.
Masit, Cherera, Justus Nyang’anya, and Francis Wanderi had protested to Chairman Wafula Chebukati’s declaration of William Ruto as the fifth president when he announced the results of the presidential election.
Cherera, Nyan’anya, and Wanderi, three of the four, made the decision to step down after a tribunal was established to look into their behavior. Masit was fired after the panel recommended that she be fired for egregious misconduct. Masit persisted in appearing before the tribunal, which was presided over by Court of Appeal judge Aggrey Muchelule.