Muchelule’s tribunal recommendS the removal of suspended IEBC commissioner Irene Masit from office

Justice Aggrey Muchelule’s tribunal has recommended the removal of suspended IEBC commissioner Irene Masit from office.

In a report, Muchelule said the accusations facing the embattled IEBC commissioner were proven.

Masit Was the last commissioner standing after three of her colleagues led by former vice chair Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyang’aya and Francis Wanderi resigned.

The tribunal was mandated to consider and inquire into the allegations of serious violation of the Constitution and other relevant laws, gross misconduct and incompetence of former IEBC vice chair Juliana Cherera and commissioners Francis Mathenge Wanderi, Justus Abonyo Nyang’aya and Masit.

Masit denied all of the allegations leveled against her and had retained the services of lawyer Donald Kipkorir to represent her before the tribunal. Kipkorir claimed Masit was the victim of a political witch-hunt and that she acted professionally and impartially during the election.

The tribunal, however, dismissed her defense, stating that she had failed to uphold transparency, accountability, and verifiability in her role as an IEBC commissioner.

The tribunal also stated that she had undermined public trust in the electoral body by engaging in unethical behavior.

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