Thirdway Alliance's Dr. Ekuru Aukot Fails IEBC Test to Run For President

Lawi Kiplagat | 2 years ago
Thirdway Alliance Presidential Aspirant Dr Ekuru Aukot PHOTO: IEBC Facebook

Thirdway Alliance Kenya Party Presidential Candidate Dr Ekuru Aukot will once again miss the opportunity to make the statehouse his residence after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC)  Returning Officer for the Presidential election Wafula Chebukati rejected his application after he failed to provide ID copies of his supporters.


Dr Aukot also failed to meet the minimum number of signatures from his supporters, which is required for registration as a Presidential candidate. Dr Aukot unsuccessfully ran for president in the 2017 elections after becoming a third-tier candidate in the 2017 Kenyan general election a contest that ended up in court before President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner and later sworn in for his second term in office.


Dr Aukot has been a common name in the headlines after he initiated a petition to alter the constitution to reduce the current composition of elected leaders to just 194. The initiative dubbed “punguza mizigo” sought to shrink the size of parliament to reduce what has been termed as a skyrocketing public wage bill.

 

Independent Presidential aspirant Peter King'ori who also had a date with the Chebukati’s led commission for the second time failed to convince the commission for not meeting the requisite number of supporters' signatures and ID copies.


With a day full of rejections, Independent Presidential aspirant, George Munyottah didn’t have a different answer from IEBC after his application was rejected for registration as a Presidential candidate for not meeting the minimum number of supporters' IDs and signatures.


The number of candidates who have successfully been cleared by the commission now stands at five after Azimio’s Raila Odinga today joined the Kenya Kwanza flagbearer William Ruto, Roots Party leader George Wajackoyah, Agano Party’s David Mwaure and Walter Mong'are of the Umoja Summit Party.

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