Flamboyant lawyer Donald B Kipkorir was no-nonsense while defending IEBC Commissioner Irene Masit.
When Dennis Nthumbi took to the witness stand to testify against Ms Masit, he faced a barrage of simple questions from Lawyer DBK that rendered him useless.
Mr Nthumbi’s quack background was exposed badly.
“At times you call yourself a Bishop, are you an ordained Reverend, Bishop?”, DBK asked
“I have never referred to myself as a Bishop. I am an ordained Reverend through the ordainment of Bishop Eric Mwangi, New Breed City Chapel”, Nthumbi answered.
DBK: “Did you attend theology class?”
Nthumbi: “Essentially am a theologian…”
DBK (interrupting him): Did you attend theology…do you have a theology degree?”
DBK: You call yourself a security expert, what are your professional credentials to be a security expert?
Nthumbi” I have served in the security field…uhm
DBK: Do you a degree in security studies?
Nthumbi: Uhm, essentially the…
DBK: I’m saying, do you a degree in security studies?
DBK: Do you a (degree) in military science?
Nthumbi: I have certifications sir.
DBK: You call yourself, governance expert, again. Have you studied governance in the university?
Nthumbi: Uhmn, no, I have not.
The tribunal hearings continue today, with other witnesses expected to testify.
IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati, Commissioners Abdi Guliye, and Boya Molu are also lined up to testify.,
Masit was part of the Cherera Four, a section of commissioners that called out the legitimacy of President William Ruto’s election.
The other three, Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi and Justus Nyang’aya resigned before the tribunal was formed.
Ms Masit has been quoted saying that she was also being pressured to resign, but she instead chose to face a tribunal.
The Azimio La Umoja – Okoa Kenya Alliance has called for the reinstatement of the four IEBC commissioners terming Ruto’s ouster as unconstitutional.