Waiguru, Nyong’o seek IEBC clearance Friday

, NAIROBI, Kenya, June 2 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will on Friday continue clearing Governors and MPs, even as campaigns ahead of the August General Elections heat up.

Among those set to be cleared include candidates for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat Anne Waiguru and Martha Karua.

Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o will also be seeking clearance for the post of Kisumu Governor from the electoral body Friday morning.

Among those cleared Thursday were Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, Mike Sonko, MP Ferdinand Waititu who will vie for the Kiambu gubernatorial seat, Alfred Mutua and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho who will also be defending his seat.

Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria was also given the go ahead and will defend his seat on a Jubilee ticket and he has pledged to conduct peaceful campaigns.

The electoral body in the meantime stated that it will ensure the law on integrity is complied with when clearing candidates for the August polls.

In the commission’s update on the progress of enforcement of Chapter Six of the Constitution, the IEBC said it has the legal mandate to enforce leadership and integrity law.

The commission issued the tough stance after various governors and parliamentary aspirants were cleared by returning officers, despite facing integrity questions.

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