Trans Nzoia: Clergy asks 4 IEBC commissioners to desist from ‘unnecessary’ press conferences

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On Thu, 18 Aug, 2022 12:03 | 2 mins read
Trans Nzoia County Inter-Religious Council chairperson Raymond Mutama addressing the media in Kitale.
Trans Nzoia County Inter-Religious Council chairperson Raymond Mutama addressing the media in Kitale. PHOTO/Emanuel Tarus

Inter-religious Council of Kenya Trans Nzoia county chapter has asked the four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners to desist from frequent press conferences.

Speaking to the press in Kitale, the council’s chairperson Raymond Mutama said the four should instead present their evidence at the Supreme Court adding that the pressers are likely to threaten National security.

“We are asking the four commissioners to avoid the unnecessary pressers in Nairobi if they really mean good for this country. The best they can do is to proceed to the Supreme Court of Kenya and present evidence of electoral malpractices in the Presidential election” Mutama appealed.

He further called on Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party leaders to seek justice at the Supreme Court if they are not satisfied with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati’s declaration that William Ruto won in the Presidential election.

“Raila Odinga and his camp have a right to seek justice in the Supreme Court if they have a feeling that there were cases of election malpractice in the recently concluded election. After pursuing that course of action, let us allow the courts to do their work” he said.

This was emphasized by Trans Nzoia Peace Committee secretary general Sinkh Rao who called on Kenyans to maintain peace.

The council’s treasurer Rose Waithera Simiyu also urged Kenyans to focus on national unity.

“We should be calm and allow those dissatisfied to follow due process because if chaos erupts in this country, we the women, children, the elderly and people living with disabilities will be greatly disadvantaged, we therefore need peace” Waithera said.

John Nabruk asked religious leaders in the country not to take sides and should focus on uniting the country.

“As religious leaders, let us not take sides but let us take over and call for national prayers that peace prevail in our country” Nabruk appealed.

The religious leaders were reacting to the standoff between IEBC’s chairperson Wafula Chebukati and four other commissioners led by his vice Juliana Cherera, Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang’aya.

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