The IEBC vice-chair was booed at an IEBC event
Juliana Cherera with Wafula Chebukati in the past. The IEBC vice-chair was booed at an IEBC event
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Vice-chair of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Juliana Cherera is not smiling today.

This after she and other commissioners were jeered at during an IEBC retreat after they distanced themselves from the election outcomes.

"Yes, I was booed. The other commissioners were booed too. But amidst the booing, some cheered for us. The chairman was in attendance and watched silently as some clusters of staff booed us and he did not raise a finger," lamented Cherera.

Kenyans have reacted to the Cherera's with most taking a very unsympathetic tone. Check out some of the comments below;

Meredith@meredithmbithe It was wrong for Chebukati to just stand there and watch, he should have joined in booing you.

WILFRED MWATIKA This Cherera should just quit and stop her nonsense. If fellows staff at IEBC don't trust her, how does she expect Kenyans to have confidence....

Marshaleese What crime did she do? Any tangible evidence? Name them. Disagreements don't constitute a crime!

Cherop Abednego What did she expect, a round of applause for the great job well done....? She is one of the people who successfully tainted the most transparent elections in Africa so far with a very bad image just because of her selfish interests.

Shazzie Bee You dragged his name into shame and expect him to raise finger on those who booed you?? You must be sick and mad at the same time...tafta Joho akusaidie shenzi sana!!

Vinnie Mutungi Did you stop your silly action of leaving Bomas when he was about to announce results....the kind of humiliation he underwent....


A portion of the commission's employees blamed Justus Nyang'aya, Cherera, Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi, and Cherera for the growing schism within the body.

The IEBC chair highlighted that this led to law enforcement authorities harassing and arresting innocent officials.

"The most unfortunate incident was the false accusation by commissioners and fellow staff - under oath - that exposed innocent hardworking staff to arbitrary arrests and abductions, intimidation and harassment by security agencies and political goons, and other forms of obstructing election officials from conducting their duties."


Last week, the retreat took place at the Mombasa Pride Inn Hotel. The fallout between Chebukati and Cherera is still visible, according to sources.

The rift is so severe that the two opposing factions each reserved a separate meeting space rather than meeting in a boardroom.

While Mr. Chebukati's group was in the Tana room, Ms. Cherera's was in the Witu boardroom.

The future of Cherera and the other commissioners is still uncertain.

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