We left the country for security reasons ” Cherera, Masit discloses.

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The former IEBC commissioners Juliana Cherera and Irene Masit have revealed to the National Dialogue Committee team on Thursday that they now live out of the country due to security reasons.

The former vice chair Juliana Cherera informed the Committee that she was threatened and worried about the safety of her children.

She added that she was still scared of revealing some of the intrigues behind the 2022 polls adding that it was still not the space for her and her colleagues to speak.

“My lastborn is 7 years old. It was bad even in school. Our social life really changed. It was bad for my children and my family. There are certain things we cannot say on camera because it is not a safe space, ” Cherera remarked while fighting back tears.

“We have been threatened just because of what we saw and what we know. ”

On her part, Masit indicated that she had concerns over her safety given that her community accused her of betraying President William Ruto as they both come from Rift Valley.

I am outside the country for security reasons. I come from Rift Valley and they say that I betrayed the President. I have never gone to my home, ” Masit stated.

Masit revealed that she was threatened twice and at some point left the country in the night.

However, the former Commissioner was taken to task to explain why she did not report the matter to the police by the National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa.

” The second threat was at night. I took a motorbike to the airport , paid cash ,and I was the last on the manifest. ”

The two alongside fellow former commissioners Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang’aya, who appeared in person, claimed that they were forced to resign from office after president Ruto took office as the fifth Head of State.

“Upto now we don’t know the results and it’s important that we audit it will be fair for everybody including those who lost..this was not tallying, I don’t even know what to call it, ” said Masit.

The Cherera Four said they were targeted for standing their ground that Chebukati, and fellow former commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu mismanaged the election.

“Let us allow an in-depth analysis because we want the next Commissioner to be handled with integrity and their voice will not be shut down. We were in the kitchen, we know what happened, some of these things need to be said in closed doors, ” Cherera added.

At some point the session became heated when Hassan Omar interrupted Eugene Wamalwa’s contribution, forcing Wamalwa to leave the meeting.

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