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Division In IEBC Deepens As Breakaway Commissioners Hire Separate Lawyers

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The division in the IEBC continues to deepen after the four dissenting commissioners opted to hire parallel lawyers to represent them in the presidential petition logged by Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Leader Raila Odinga.

Former LSK Chair Apollo Mboya who filed IEBC Vice Juliana Cherera’s response says that the effort of the four break- away commissioners to agree on whether to have one law firm representing has been futile after the chairperson Wafula Chebukati said that he will meet them on 31st of August, after the deadline for filing responses has lapsed.

” I’m here to represent an individual not the commission, they have been denied audience with the chairperson, he has only said that he will get time to meet them after 31st August, that will be long after the deadline,” said Mboya.

The laws firm also affirmed that existing legal dilemma after the four commissioners distanced themselves with results announced on 15th August will be expounded by the court.

Mboya said that the four dissenting commissioners meet the legal quorum to make the decision for the the IEBC since they form the majority.

He further added that as per the legal requirement, any decision made within the commission must be through consensus or votes of majority.

“The commission operates by consensus and when there is no consensus the majority takes and the decision made by the majority is assumed to be the decision of the commission.

Cherera in her response to the Odinga-Martha joint petition against the IEBC, said that she disowned the presidential election outcome stating that they were doctored- handwritten and unverified.

By Rodgers Oduor

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