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Law Firm Sends Demand Letter To Ruto Over A Tweet

By Jane Muia / Published November 30, 2022 | 11:28 am

A Law firm led by Apollo Mboya has sent a demand letter to president Willliam Ruto asking him to provide clear answers regarding his tweet over the plot to kick out four IEBC commissioners.

Ruto tweeted at 8:50 am on November 25, saying: “The lords of impunity, who destroyed oversight institutions using the handshake fraud, should allow Parliament to hold rogue officials who put the nation in danger by subverting the democratic will of the people to be held to account. The new order is Rule of Law, not wishes of big men.”

In a letter to the Head of States seen by Soko Directory,  the firms threatened to skip the proceedings in respect of four petitions seeking removal from office of the four IEBC commissioners should the president fail to provide better particulars forming the conclusion of his tweet. The proceedings are being conducted by the National Assembly Departmental Committee of Justice and Legal Affairs.

‘’In order for us to participate fully in the proceedings before the Departmental Committee and taking into account that the process may very well culminate into you appointing a tribunal, this is to request that you provide to us further and better particulars forming the conclusions made in your tweet,’’  reads the statement in part.

According to Apollo Mboya, the president should present activities, conduct, or actions of the officials that make them rogue. The president should also give proof of activities, conduct, or actions of the officials that subverted the democratic will of the people.

‘’We shall appreciate being furnished with the requested particulars to enable us to comply with the directives of the departmental committee,’’ Said Mboya.

Four IEBC commissioners Juliana Cherera, Irene Masit, Justus Nyang’aya, and Francis Wanderi are facing petitions in the National Assembly over their refusal to accept the presidential results declared by IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati on August 15, 2022.

The four stormed out of the IEBC’s national tallying center at the Bomas of Kenya on August 15. They went to the Serena Hotel in Nairobi where they addressed the press, saying that the results that Chebukati was about to announce were processed in an “opaque and unverifiable” manner.

The Supreme Court, however, ruled that the correct procedure was followed in declaring William Ruto the presidential election winner.

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