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No, IEBC commissioner Irene Masit has not resigned


Donald Kipkorir, the lawyer for suspended electoral commissioner Irene Masit, denied reports that the commissioner has resigned.

Francis Wanderi, the third of the four commissioners to resign, filed his resignation on December 8, 2022, citing a predetermined decision. Justus Nyang’aya and vice chairperson Juliana Cherera resigned as well.

Masit is one of four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials suspended from office by President William Ruto on December 1, pending an investigation into their conduct following the August 9 presidential election fiasco.

The decision followed a recommendation by the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC).

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Verified Dec, 09 2022


IEBC commissioner Irene Masit resigns from her position

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The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.

To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. We discovered a tweet from lawyer Donald Kipkorir on December 8, 2022, dismissing reports that IEBC commissioner Irene Masit had resigned. Kipkorir, who is representing Masit, stated that they have filed a petition to stop the ouster process.

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