Nairobi, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday cleared by IEBC to run as president come August 2017 as aspirants Erastus Nyamera and Justus Juma’s papers were rejected on grounds that their certificates were not certified.
President Uhuru submitted his nomination papers to the electoral commission accompanied by his deputy, William Ruto, Jubilee Party national officials, and candidates in Nairobi.
President Uhuru then led campaigns in various areas in Nairobi as he sought re-election come August 2017.
Meanwhile, Presidential Aspirant Erastus Nyamera’s nomination papers were rejected after he appeared without his running mate.
Nyamera arrived at KICC some minutes to 1pm and was turned away as he did not have enough signatures, and his degree was not certified.
IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati also said that Nyamera did not have a Sh200,000 nomination fee receipt.
But Nyamera protested saying he will go to court to demand his rights.
On the other hand, IEBC rejected the papers of presidential aspirant Justus Juma on grounds that his degree certificates were not certified.
IEBC also said the certificates of Juma’s running mate Mary Wambui were not certified adding that the proposers of the Justice and Freedom Party presidential aspirant were members of Jubilee Party.
Independent presidential aspirant Joseph Nyagah was cleared after the commission turned him away on Sunday. Nyagah was issued with a certificate on Monday.
Alliance for Real Change presidential candidate Abduba Dida Sunday had a problem while presenting his papers as some of his documents were not certified.
He however beat the Sunday 4pm deadline to certify a copy of his degree.
Nasa’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga was cleared by IEBC to run for the coveted top seat on Sunday.
The clearance of presidential aspirants is scheduled to end Monday, May 29 with nine hopefuls lined up.