Kenyan Lawyer Nelson Havi has said that the four IEBC commissioners facing ousting were accomplices of a failed coup attempt.

In a tweet on Friday, Havi said that the four commissioners ought to have resigned when the Supreme Court of Kenya upheld President Willian Ruto’s win.

"They ought to have resigned the day the Supreme Court determined the contest as to who between President William Ruto and Raila Odinga won the election," he added.

This comes a day after former Prime minister Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka attended the petition hearing seeking to dismiss the four commissioners over their conduct in the last presidential elections.

The four commissioners include Juliana Cherera (vice chairperson), Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyangaya.

Raila said yesterday that President William Ruto is a dictator for inflicting injustice on the four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) commissioners.

Further, Raila said the current regime reminded him of former President Daniel Moi's time in office, which was notably marred by instances of tyranny.


In his defence, through Twitter, President William Ruto has said that Raila and former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s handshake destroyed oversight institutions in the country.

The four-day hearing of the petition seeking to remove the four commissioners from office began on Thursday by the National Assembly's Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.