Thursday, October 6, 2022

IEBC to decide Sonko’s fate in Mombasa race on Tuesday

Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) is set to decide on the fate of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in the Mombasa race on Tuesday.

Speaking to Nation was IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati who confirmed that the commission will deliberate on the matter a day after the Supreme Court upheld his impeachment as the Nairobi Governor.

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Chebukati continued by confirming that both him and his team will look into the ruling before addressing the country on their final verdict ahead of August elections.

On Thursday, the High Court in Mombasa issued the former Governor the green light to vie for the elections after he was barred by the Commission on grounds that he did not provide an original degree certificate.

The court further ordered the Commission to include Sonko’s name in the ballot papers at a time when the country is receiving the ballot papers from Greece in preparation of the elections.

Sonko has already received orders blocking Wiper Party from naming his replacement a move that was overuled by the party forwarding the name of Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo as there candidate of choice.

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