IEBC makes final decision on Mariga

Final verdict on McDonald Mariga's candidature in Kibra by-election

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday ruled that footballer McDonald Mariga is cleared to vie for the Kibra by-election.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati noted that according to the law and evidence provided, Mariga was duly registered as a voter.

Chebukati explained that the Returning Officer erred by relying on Kenya Integrated Elections Management System to confirm whether Mariga was a registered voter, noting that IEBC acknowledged delays in updating voters' records on the KIEMS platform.

3 orders given after Mariga was cleared as a registered voter

Chebukati went on to order that the earlier ruling made by the Returning Officer stood nullified and Mariga's status as a Kenyan voter was confirmed.

Moreover, he ordered the RO to immediately process Mariga as the duly nominated candidate for Jubilee Party in the Kibra by-election set for September 7.

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