Opaque: Inside Parliament’s Probe Into Cherera And Co.

The committee prosecuting the petitions against the four IEBC commissioners started hearings on Tuesday.

The committee invited vice chairperson Juliana Cherera’s defence team to respond.

Chairman of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee, George Gitonga, stated that the decision was unanimous in order to ensure a free and fair trial.

Cherera had requested that the hearing be extended for 10 days so that she could reply to the petitions.

The four did not own the results that handed William Ruto victory over Azimio’s Raila Odinga, exposing a major schism inside the electoral commission.

Cherera’s lawyer, Apollo Mboya, had requested an adjournment, citing Article 50 of the Constitution on fair hearing.

Commissioners Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang’aya will represent themselves before the committee in a bid to prove their innocence.

The President also designated High Court Judge Aggrey Muchelule to preside over an investigation of the IEBC Commissioners.

Carolyne Kamende Daudi, Linda Gakii Kiome, Mathew Njaramba Nyabena, and Col. (Rtd.) Saeed Khamis Saeed have also been chosen as tribunal members.

Kibet Kirui Emmanuel and Irene Tunta Nchoe were named joint secretaries.

Peter Munge Murage, the tribunal’s lead counsel, will be assisted by Zamzam Abdi Abib.