IEBC says it will follow the law in vetting presidential candidates

IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has said that it will follow the law in vetting presidential candidates to make sure that they attain a threshold required for the presidential post.

Speaking in a meeting convened by the independent presidential candidates in Nairobi on Tuesday, IEBC chair Wafula chebukati said that there is need to follow the law to avoid scenarios of sending the country into anarchy.

“Lets us follow the law as much as we can . If the commission decides to make its decisions outside the law then we are headed for a state of anarchy.” He said.

He urged independent candidates to make sure they gather 2,000 signatures of their members as one way upholding the law.

Most of independent aspirants complained to the commission that it will be difficult for them to gather two thousand signatures in each of at least 24 counties.

Other independent candidates who attended the meeting are Joseph Nyagah, Nazlin Umar, Solomon Gichira, Michael Waweru, Michael Orenge, Eliud Kiriara, Japhet Kavinga, Peter Osotsi, David Munga and Erastus Nyamera.

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga and Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta sent their representatives.