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Azimio la Umoja: One Kenyan alliance has scheduled nationwide protests to oppose a conspiracy to remove four troubled election commissioners from their positions.


In a statement to the media on November 27, the leader of Azimio, Raila Odinga, said that the consultative rallies would give people a chance to say what they thought about four petitions calling for the removal of four commissioners because of what they did during the general election in August.


The Kenya Kwanza government, according to Raila, supported the four petitions before Parliament to expel the four commissioners as part of a larger plan to sway the results of the 2027 elections. Raila felt that his win had been stolen.


On Wednesday, November 30, the first demonstration would take place in Nairobi's Kamukunji Grounds before spreading to other counties in the nation, according to him.


"As you are aware, the commissioners who steadfastly defended the truth are being targeted for removal by the dictatorship that rigged the elections to take power. And we're saying that's not right. Kenyans will not put up with it. "The fact that these individuals cheated in this election is well recognized," said Raila.


"We'll do extensive consultations with Kenyans." Nairobi is where we'll start on Wednesday. "At a gathering with Nairobi residents at Kamukunji Grounds, we would ask them whether they agree that these commissioners should return home," he added.


"Due to the fact that an impartial election commission serves as the referee, we will then repeat the process in Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, and Kakamega." "A player is not permitted to choose it."


On August 15, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati released the results of the presidential election. The results were rejected by IEBC Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, Commissioners Irine Masit, Justus Nyangaya, and Francis Wanderi, who said that the final counting of the results was not clear.


The four also signed affidavits in support of Azimio's pointless appeal against Ruto's victory in the Supreme Court.


They have been asked to appear before the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) for a hearing about petitions calling for their resignation because, among other things, they have been very bad at their jobs and abused their power.


Raila was at the JLAC meeting on Thursday. He said that if Parliament went ahead with its investigation of the commissioners, there would be a long backlash.


Raila was surrounded by important people from Azimio, like Martha Karua and Kalonzo Musyoka, when he said that the committee's decision to call the commissioners would be fiercely fought.


Raila said that the government was going after the four because they had turned down Ruto's win through the Legal Affairs Committee.


"If the injustice being meted out to the four IEBC commissioners goes on as planned, it would signal the start of a tremendous backlash by Kenyans against Ruto and his supporters." Raila said, "We will publicly and forcefully lead that resistance."


He defended the four, claiming that no evidence of election fraud had been uncovered against them. Instead, he shifted the responsibility onto Chebukati, who he said was the only one the Supreme Court had indicted.


"The Ruto government wants to return us to the 1980s Nyayo dictatorship." "We want to send a message to this administration that no one should lie to them, or we will stand by and watch as the Nyayo dictatorship reappears under a new guise," added Raila.


Karua, Raila's election running partner, said that the committee's decisions were driven by politics. She said that it was an effort to prevent Cherera, the vice chair of the IEBC, from taking over the commission when Chebukati departs early in the next year.


She said that the goal of the "witch hunt" in Parliament was to stop the vice chairperson from assuming the position as required by the legislation.



For his side, Kalonzo claimed that the proceedings were politically motivated.


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