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12 politicians risk being left out of polls

At least 12 politicians have been omitted in the electoral agency list of aspirants, or listed in a party they do not belong, posing a risk in their being locked out of the August General Election.

Those not listed are Baringo County Jubilee Party governor aspirant Stanley Kiptis, Chama Cha Mashinani Narok governor aspirant Patrick Ntutu and his Nakuru counterpart Peter Koros.

Meanwhile, Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka, Nominated senator Elizabeth Ongoro and South Mugirango parliamentary aspirant Silvanus Osoro have all been listed as vying on an ODM ticket, despite having defected.

Mr Kiptis is one of the “honest mistakes” the party said it might have made in submitting the list to the IEBC, leading to names of seven aspirants missing in the list.

“Given the massive numbers of names of aspirants we submitted, we are together with the commission investigating where the mistakes may have originated from. We request affected aspirants to stay calm as we make corrections,” the Jubilee Party said in a statement.

IEBC said that there was still time to amend the list, but said that the changes should come from parties.

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