Narc-Kenya party leader Martha Karua has warned that President Ruto could become Kenya’s worst dictator if Kenyans let their guard down.
Speaking at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation on Thursday, Karua said Ruto has given all indications of becoming a ruthless president, citing his actions since he took power in September.
"We will not tire from reminding all Kenyans that if we drop this, we are in for a ruthless president than we have ever seen and has not been witnessed in this region," Karua said.
She said the ongoing parliamentary probe on four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners who disowned the results of the August 9th presidential election is a clear manifestation of Ruto's emerging dictatorship.
IEBC Vice Chair Juliana Cherera and commissioners Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang’aya are facing petitions for their removal from office over alleged gross misconduct, abuse of office, and violation of the Constitution.
Karua also accused President Ruto of acting out of the law by failing to constitute a selection panel for the three IEBC commissioners whose terms end in January.
"The IEBC Act requires that six months to the end of the term of chair a selection panel must be formed to find the new chair. Instead of forming a panel, he (Ruto) is busy to have the act amended so that he can have a selection panel than can create a commission of his heart," she said.
"They (the three IEBC commissioners) should have gone on leave but they are insisting to illegally oversee the by-elections so that they can give us convoluted results.”
Karua argued that the four commissioners Cherera, Wanderi, Masit and Nyagaya should take over the management of IEBC.
"The petitions are a travesty of justice and seek to prevent them from taking over IEBC. The rogue commissioners led by Wafula Chebukati and whose term has ended, should go home and allow Kenyans to decide," Karua added.