On Thursday, Former IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati snubbed the National Dialogue Committee (NDC) after the team invited him, terming issues on the 2022 general election a closed case.
Taking to X, Chebukati said that former IEBC commissioners Professor Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu will also not make an appearance before the committee.
He affirmed that appearing before the committee would be tantamount to betraying the IEBC staff who were tortured and murdered during the election period.
On the other hand, former IEBC vice chair Juliana Cherera maintained the announcement of the election results was done in an opaque manner.
Cherera added that she was still scared of revealing some of the intrigues behind the 2022 polls saying that it was still not the space for her and her colleagues to speak.
During the heated session, Azimio bigwig Eugene Wamalwa stormed out of the talks as he slammed Chebukati for failing to appear before the committee as earlier planned.
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