The Supreme Court has to once and for all deal with the IEBC and its alleged habit of diverting the electoral wishes of Kenyans, lawyer James Orengo has said.
Orengo is among the lawyers representing Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua, in a petition where Raila is disputing the outcome of the concluded election.
He has said that things can only get worse if the court doesn’t act as fast as possible, and the IEBC will continue being divided, after which it will be hard for it to hold free and fair polls in the future.
The Siaya governor has proposed that IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati be punished for bungling the election, failure of which more of will be witnessed in the coming days
As defenders and protectors of this constitution, you, with respect, cannot allow what has happened at IEBC to go without some action,” he said during his final submission before the judges on Friday.
Orengo added that Chebukati has repeatedly run things with impunity in the commission, and needs to be tamed for a better Kenya henceforth.
“Impunity must be punished and impunity unpunished breeds arrogance and arrogance leads to arbitrary abuse of power,” the counsel is quoted by The Star.
Raila has rejected Chebukati’s announcement of Deputy President William Ruto as the winner, saying that he was rigged out.
A majority (four) of the seven IEBC commissioners have joined him in rejecting the outcome, leaving Chebukati with the minority.