Editor's Review

Wanderi is the third IEBC official to resign after Cherera and Nyang'ya announced they had quit office.

IEBC commissioner Francis Wanderi has resigned. 

He is the third commissioner to resign after former Vice Chair Juliana Cherera and ex-Commissioner Justus Nyang'aya.

In his resignation letter to President William Ruto, Wanderi cited a pre-determined process as the reason for quitting.

"This decision, while extremely difficult and agonizing for myself and my family, has been necessitated by undue and unwarranted public lynching based on falsified information tainting my reputation and integrity," Wanderi said.

Former IEBC commissioners Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, suspended commissioner Irene Masit and Ex-commissioner Justus Nyang'aya. PHOTO | FILE

He maintained that he is innocent and that he carried his mandate within the confines of the law.

"As I tender my resignation today, I do so not because I am guilty of the allegations levelled against me by the petitioners, but because there comes a time when the country is more important than any individual."

His resignation now leaves suspended IEBC commissioner Irene Masit to way his chances.

The four had been suspended over their conduct in the August 9, polls,

The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament recommended their suspension after four petitions were filed against them.

The also proposed a formation of a tribunal to probe their conduct.