Cherera-led faction of IEBC commissioners should be brought to book – Balala

Friday, September 9th, 2022 23:38 | By
Balala makes subtle appeal to serve in Ruto's government
Balala at a past event. PHOTO/Courtesy

Tourism Cabinet Secretary (CS) Najib Balala now says that the four dissenting Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officers should be dealt with.

The CS noted that the commissioners led by Vice-Chairperson Juliana Cherera should be brought to book for almost causing bloodshed on the night of the IEBC result announcement.

"Impunity must be dealt with, otherwise it will turn to haunt us. The people who almost caused bloodshed on the night of the IEBC result announcement, the likes of team Cherera, must be brought to book,

"It is not vengeance but order in the public interest," he stated.

Balala makes appeal to serve in Ruto's government

The CS had also made a subtle appeal to serve in President-Elect William Ruto's government.

Speaking during the release of a report on the performance of Kenya's tourism sector, the CS who has served as a minister in different sectors expressed that he was looking forward to serving in the next government whenever necessary.

"I am happy and humbled and I thank President Kenyatta for giving me the chance to serve the nation I welcome President Ruto and I am ready to serve in his government whenever it’s necessary,” the CS stated.

He additionally stated that his ministry had launched new reforms that may need to be concluded in the next government.

“I know by Tuesday we will cease being ministers because Uhuru’s government will cease on Tuesday and Ruto’s government will start and that is the time when we might be called to stay until the new appointees take over or we will be told to go home and wait to hand over,” he added.

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