Editor's Review

The fate of the embattled four IEBC commissioners now lies with President William Ruto.

Lawyer Otiende Omollo has warned Kenyans that the removal of four IEBC commissioners from office will mark the end of independent commissions and the constitutional protection they enjoy.

He claimed the removal is purely not about the four commissioners but about 'killing the independent offices'.

"To MPs, Commissions, NGOs, Diplomats & Churches; it’s Not About The #IEBC4; It’s The end of Independent Offices & Their constitutional protection. You’ll all realize when It’s too late; The power Of precedent! Mark my words," he said.

The fate of the embattled four electoral commissioners now lies with President William Ruto.

This is after MPs approved their removal from office.

Lawyer Otiende Omollo. PHOTO | COURTESY

The four are Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyang’aya, Francis Wanderi and Irene Masit.

The commissioners differed with their chairman Wafula Chebukati on the outcome of the presidential elections and disowned the final results.

The National Assembly voted Thursday night after extending sittings beyond the normal time to adopt a committee report that recommended their ejection.

The House which comprised of mainly MPs allied to President Ruto's Kenya Kwanza camp unanimously backed the committee report after opposition lawmakers walked out earlier.

The commissioners are accused of gross violation of the constitution, incompetence and gross misconduct during the August 9 elections.

MPs, in approving the establishment of a tribunal, said the petitioners had confirmed a prima facie case against the commissioners.