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Sonko cleared by IEBC to vie for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat

Post by : Sue Njihia

Sonko has finally been officially cleared to contest for the gubernatorial seat by The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Sonko was handed the nomination certificate on Thursday after submitting his documents to the Mombasa County Returning Officer.

This comes after the court directed IEBC to accept Sonko’s documents and clear him to vie as a candidate.The judges also ruled that Mr Sonko was eligible under the Constitution to vie.

The commission had earlier in the day asked Mr Sonko to submit his papers today between 2pm and 4pm.

The printing of the Mombasa ballot papers was halted as the IEBC awaited the supreme court verdict on Sonkos case so as to know the way forward.

The electoral commission had barred Sonko from vying for the Mombasa governor seat on grounds that he was impeached from office as the Nairobi Governor.

“We shall implement the judgement. If there are any issues on the impeachment, they will be cleared along the way,” said IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.

Sonko cleared to vie for Mombasa gubernatorial seat

With 26 days left to the election, no obstacle is standing in the way of the Wiper’s candidate, with  IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati ruling out appealing the court’s decision.




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