Cherera & Masit Explain Why They Left Kenya After Elections

Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Vice Chair Juliana Cherera and Commissioner Irene Masit have told the National Dialogue Committee that they left the country for security reasons.

Cherera indicated that she was threatened and was worried for the safety of her children.

“My last born 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.

We have been threatened just because of what we saw and what we know,” Cherera stated.

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.

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