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Kenya: Protests Postponed Opposition keeps eyes on the judiciary

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Protests outside parliament where proceedings of the petitions to remove 4 IEBC commisoners are on going on November.28th.2022 Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

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Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition brigade on Tuesday postponed street protests to start on Wednesday  29 November. The protests are said to be against the Kenyan Kwanza government’s plan to eject the 4 commissioners from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The Azimio leadership posponed the protests saying they have considered the fact that class 8 pupils are currently sitting for their Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education (KCPE) exams and they would not wish to interfere. Parties in Kenya are already casting their eyes to 2027, it seems with each watching closely the opponents moves.

The opposition led by Mr. Raila Odinga claims that the frest regime of President William Ruto is attempting to overhaul the commission inorder to have a new outfit in place that will be friendly to the government in the next general election.

A section of politicians from Luo Nyanza region reportedly condemned the Azimio coalition leader Raila Odinga for planning mass protests amid harsh economic times. Petitioners are demanding that the 4 commissioners are removed over claims of violation of the Constitution, gross misconduct and incompetence displayed in the recent general election. The Republican Liberty Party, Dennis Nthumbi, Geoffrey Langat and Gerry Gerry submitted the petition to the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.

President of Bunge la Mwananchi, Calvin Okoth Otieno, also promised demonstrations in solidarity with Juliana Cherera and three other commissioners Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang’aya.

 

 

 

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