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Presidential Candidate who attempted Suicide gets big win


A Kenyan presidential candidate who hit headlines last month for attempting to jump off the 6th floor of Anniversary Towers, on Friday received a major boost in his ambitions to be Kenya's 5th Head of State.

Solomon Gichira, who had been barred by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from vying in the August 8 General Election, was allowed by the Court to be on the Presidential race.

In a High Court ruling, IEBC was instructed to receive the nomination papers of the aspiring president.

Mr Githira was told to present his papers within 36 hours.


The electoral body locked Gichira out of the election as he did not submit the requirements.

According to IEBC Gichira was time-barred and also failed to present a list of at least 48,000 supporters in electronic format.

Earlier reports indicated that when Gichira found out that he was blocked from vying, he broke one of the windows at Anniversary Towers in an attempt to jump off.

However, he was blocked by police officers who arrested him.

"Mr Gichira is now under police custody as he had been arrested when he tried to jump out of the 6th floor of Anniversary Towers when he was rejected by IEBC to run for president," Central Police OCPD Robison Thuku told journalists.


Nonetheless, Gichira denied the charges and was released on a Sh200,000 cash bail.

He will now be among the nine candidate eying for the top seat.


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