IEBC Commissioners Holed Up In Meeting Following Mariga’s Petition

McDonald Mariga Wanyama. [Courtesy]

Jubilee party candidate for Kibra MP seat, McDonald Mariga has filed a complaint with IEBC dispute resolution committee.

“The complainant is indeed a registered voter .. he was registered on August 26th as a voter in Kariokor Social Hall polling station in Starehe Constituency,” he said in a sworn affidavit.

He further sought to have IEBC returning officer Beatrice Muli’s decision to bar him from contesting be declared ‘illegal’.

Read: McDonald Mariga Disqualified From Kibra By-election As His Name Misses From Voter Register

“The decision (to bar him from contesting) is improper null and void for want of lawful invalidation since the complainant is actually a registered voter,” he stated.

This was after his name was found missing from the 2017 voter register on Tuesday.

As a result, a local daily reports that IEBC commissioners are holed up in a meeting with the former footballer’s lawyers in a bid to find a resolution.

Read Also: Mariga, Imran Ready To Face Off As Parties Issue Kibra Nomination Certificates

Both the IEBC legal and ICT teams said that Mariga was not previously registered as a voter before August 26 when he was registered at Kariokor, Starehe Constituency.

He was handed the Jubilee party nomination certificate on Tuesday as was the ODM candidate Imran Okoth.

Should he be cleared, Mariga will face off with Amani National Congress’ Eliud Owala, Editar Achieng of Ukweli Party and Ford Kenya’s Khamisi Butichi.

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