Kang'ata Suffers a Major Blow After IEBC Declines To Clear Him

Lawi Kiplagat | 2 years ago
Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ta PHOTO: The Standar

Murang'a Senator and a close ally to the deputy president Irungu Kang'ata has suffered a setback after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declined to clear him for the Muragn’a gubernatorial race. This is after the IEBC determined his running mate Winnie Mwangi failed to resign within the legal deadlines.

According to the electoral body, Kang’ata’s running mate Winnie Mwangi failed to resign from government thus not able to hold public office by February 9 in violation of the Elections Act, which requires state officers seeking elective seats to resign six months before an election.

Mwangi was serving as a lecturer at the University of Nairobi a job she has been doing for more than 25 years before being chosen as Kang'ata's running mate.

Senator Kang'ata has however termed the mishap malice claiming his competitors have ganged up against him.

"All the other candidates have written a letter to the registrar through their lawyer, objecting to my clearance, they started coming up with fake allegations against my deputy, she is just a woman and she has done nothing wrong. " Kang'ata said

Kang'ata, has, however, claimed that he has enough evidence to prove that his deputy resigned on time and that the matter will be solved in good time.

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