As deputy head of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Juliana Cherera and three other commissioners met secretly with a group of Azimio leaders in a rented flat in Nairobi, where Odinga justified their actions.
On Tuesday, December 27, Raila said on Citizen TV that he and his team had met with Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Justus Nyangaya, and Irene Masit to discuss their objections to the results of the presidential election.
After IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati declared the presidential results, he made it apparent that a group of Azimio leaders, who had been named during the tribunal hearing, had gone to see the four commissioners.
“The politicians’ visit to these commissioners was legitimate because, contrary to what they were stating, our people were right in learning the truth since it was already ex post facto. Chebukati had already declared the outcome,” according to Raila.
The Azimio Principal emphasized that obtaining information about what had happened and the reasons the four had rejected the results Chebukati had announced at the national counting center at the Bomas of Kenya necessitated the meeting.
Reports claiming that one of Raila’s close supporters paid for the apartments the four commissioners leased went unanswered, nevertheless.
The presidential election results were rejected by Cherera, Masit, Nyang’aya, and Wanderi on the grounds that they were not honest.
After holding a news conference on Monday, August 15 to disavow the results, it was reported that the four afterwards moved into the leased flats at Yaya Centre.
Several prominent members of Azimio paid a visit to the four at their city apartments, including former Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju and Nick Salat.
It was claimed in court documents that during their stay in the residences, the four had two meetings with top Azimio officials.
After President William Ruto created a tribunal headed by Justice Aggrey Muchelule, Cherera, Nyang’aya, and Wanderi resigned.