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The lawyer has given clarifications on reports of resignation of the embattled IEBC commissioner.

Lawyer Donald Kipkorir has dismissed reports that embattled IEBC commissioner Irene Masit has resigned from her position.

In a tweet on Thursday, December 8, Kipkorir said that Masit had sought his services to stop the process of her removal from office.

The lawyer said that they had already filed a petition at the High Court in Nairobi, refuting reports that the IEBC commissioner had stepped down.

"IEBC Irene Masit has given me firm instructions to quash her unconstitutional impeachment proceedings by Writ of Certiorari. We have already filed a Constitutional Petition in High Court, Nairobi. Any reports that she has resigned are the work of political brokers & idlers," Kipkorir tweeted.

Masit is the only commissioner out of the four embattled commissioners who has not yet tendered her resignation.

From left: Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit and Justus Nyang'aya. PJOTO:COURTESY

The four are Masit, IEBC vice chair Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang'aya.

Wanderi became the latest of the four to announce his resignation from the electoral body after Cherera and Nyang'aya tendered their resignation letters.

President William Ruto suspended four IEBC commissioners and formed a 5-member tribunal to probe them.

The Head of State appointed Court of Appeal Judge Aggrey Muchelule to chair the tribunal that consists of Caroline Kamende Daudi, Linda Kiome, Mathew Nyabena and Khamis Saed.

The formation of the tribunal came after Parliament adopted a report of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee that recommended the removal of the four commissioners from office.