Nairobi, Nov. 25 -- Lawmakers allied to the Raila Odinga-led Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition and lawyers representing four commissioners of the electoral agency yesterday walked out on a House committee hearing a petition seeking the removal of the commissioners from office.

Led by Minority Whip Junet Mohamed, Azimio lawmakers termed the hearing illegal, adding that it was being done hurriedly.

The National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs Committee started hearing four petitions seeking the removal of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera and commissioners Justus Nyang'aya, Irene Masit and Francis Wanderi on grounds of violation of the Constitution and a breach of their oath.