The Independent and Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati on Thursday, June 10, said that they have received over 160 election disputes
The commission said that it received the disputes from various aspirants that were not cleared by the Chebukati led commission to contest for various seats in the August General elections
“we have received 160 disputes which have been filed by the commission and the process of hearing disputes will commence on the 10thof this month”Chebukati said during a press conference
IEBC has barred various candidates from vying in the august presidential elections including Umoja Summit Party leader Walter Mong’are famously known as Nyambane,Nyambane had been cleared by IEBC but later on his nomination certificate was revoked for lack of a university degree
“As the chief returning officer, upon discovering new information on Walter Mong’are as relates to lack of academic qualifications, I invited him to appear before me today at 2 pm to clarify the issue. He failed to honour the invitation,” Chebukati noted.
Jimi Wanjigi who is also the Safina Party Presidential candidate was also knocked out of the race due to lack of university degree, the commission insisted that it was only interested with the University degree and not the transcripts
The once crowded presidential race has been reduced to only four candidates who were cleared by the Chebukati who is the presidential elections returning officer