An election observer, PIMAC International Kenya, has urged President Dr.William Ruto, to let go of the Cherera Four commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) who failed the test by opposing the presidential results declared by outgoing Chair, Wafula Chebukati.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PIMAC International, Pius Masai, said as revealed by Chebukati, the IEBC team faced intense pressure with the Chirera Four.
The Chirera Four included IEBC Commissioners Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi,Justus Nyang’aya and Irene Masit.
Masai instead urged the President to reach out to the four and speak to them in order for them to share their side as they could be suffering in anguish and shame, a problem that may affect their families and their lives.
He noted that President Ruto was welcomed by a large number of people in Nyanza Region, where he got little support, shows that people have moved on and accepted him as President and are willing to continue under his leadership.
“That is a clear indication that people have accepted and moved on and are in support of President Ruto,” he pointed out.
Masai said the President should just take it as a competition which they won and also a challenge to strengthen the electoral system by appointing a person with high integrity level, unquestionable character, non-partisan who can stand the test of time and relied upon.
He also recommended that the government should start early voter education for Kenyans to understand the importance of voting and maintaining peace.
The PIMAC CEO advised the government to still utilize the two commissioners of IEBC and the outgoing chair Chebukati in other capacities and as role models to instill confidence and patriotism among Kenyans.
He noted that Kenya has shown to the world an example of how Democracy prevails and by reaching out to the Cherera Four will show concern from the President for a free society.