The electoral commission has gazetted additional names of candidates for the repeat presidential elections slated for October 26.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati of Dr Ekuru Aukot, Mr Abduba Dida, Mr Joseph Nyagah, Mr Michael Wainaina and Mr Japheth Kavinga as candidates joining President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee and Nasa’s Raila Odinga in the race.
Mr Aukot, to compel the IEBC to include his name in the ballot paper will be running on Thirdway Alliance ticket.
Mr Dida has said he will run on Alliance for Real Change platform.
Mr Chebukati said the notice should be read together with an earlier one issued on September 29 on the ticket of President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga.
However, IEBC left out the name of former Lugari MP .
“The candidate Shakhalaga Kwa Jirongo is not eligible to participate in the fresh presidential election as he does not qualify under articles 137 and 99 (2) (f) of the Constitution,” Mr Chebukati said.
He was recently declared insolvent by the court and as such he fails to meet one of the requirement to run for the highest office according to the Constitution.