IEBC takes action after confusion on Jubilee’s list of aspirants vying for Kibra seat

Tuju has denied the letter which Dennis Itumbi insists is genuine

IEBC confirms receiving fake Jubilee letter on Kibra byelection aspirants , says it has written to ruling party

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Tuesday announced it had formally written to the Jubilee Party, seeking clarification on the ruling party’s list of aspirants for the Kibra parliamentary seat.

IEBC heightened confusion after it announced that it had on Monday evening received a letter purporting to have five names of aspirants seeking the Jubilee ticket to contest in the Kibra by-election. 

The electoral commission added it had learnt of an announcement by the Jubilee Party – pronouncing the letter as fake.

Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju disowned the letter which purported to carry his signature – saying it had been forged.

Curiously, State House Secretary of Innovation Dennis Itumbi, insisted that the letter was genuine.

IEBC on Tuesday announced that it had forwarded a copy of the disputed letter to Jubilee for further action.

IEBC received a letter, on Monday 26th August 2019 at 5pm, forwarding names of aspirants of Jubilee Party for the Kibra by election. However, it has come to the attention of the Commission that Jubilee Party has denied authoring the said letter and termed it as FAKE.”

Consequently, the Commission has written to the party forwarding a copy of the letter for the party's information and further action,” IEBC said in a press statement.

Among the names that were in the list of aspirants is that of international footballer McDonald Mariga.

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