According to new evidence presented before Justice Aggrey Muchelule’s tribunal, former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) vice chairperson Juliana Cherera and three other commissioners met with several Azimio leaders following the infamous August 15 press conference.
According to the evidence released on Tuesday, December 13, the four, Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Justus Nyangaya, and Irene Masit, were booked into an exclusive apartment in Kilimani following the press conference.
The beleaguered Cherera four were said to have signed on as tenants after refusing to share their personal information with the apartment management.
According to reports, an Azimio politician paid for the three apartments on August 16.
The apartment management also claimed that the commissioners were greeted by top brass Azimio visitors as soon as they arrived.
Rafael Tuju, former Jubilee party secretary general, and KANU’s Nick Salat are among those accused of visiting the apartments.
Tuju was said to have arrived at the apartments minutes after the four commissioners arrived and stayed from 9:54 p.m. to 10:41 p.m.
Furthermore, the former Jubilee Secretary-General was said to have returned to the apartments the next day and spent more than an hour in a separate room.
However, no specifics about the meeting were revealed. Tuju was one of the politicians featured in the August 9 election drama. Wafula Chebukati, chairperson of the IEBC, accused him of attempting to auction votes to him.
Tuju had previously dared IEBC officials to reveal details of a 2021 meeting held at his home, threatening to provide CCTV footage as evidence.
Tuju and other Azimio leaders named in the new report had yet to respond by the time this article was published.
The Cherera four are being investigated on suspicion of attempting to subvert the people’s will in the August 9 elections.
Masit remained on the Commission despite the resignations of Cherera, Wanderi, and Nyang’aya. She, on the other hand, petitioned the High Court to vacate her hearing before the tribunal.