High court orders IEBC to clear Reuben Kigame for the presidential race

  • The High Court has ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to consider presidential aspirant Reuben Kigame’s credentials for clearance
  • In a court ruling, Justice Anthony Mrima has established that IEBC violated Kigame’s rights by locking him out of the presidential contest
  • Kigame sued the electoral commission after he was locked out of the presidency race for failing to meet the requirements.

It is a sigh of relief for the Federal Party’s presidential candidate Reuben Kigame after the High Court quashed the decision by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to bar him from vying.

Presidential aspirant Reuben Kigame addresses the media
Source: Twitter

In a court ruling, Justice Anthony Mrima has established that IEBC violated Kigame’s rights by locking him out of the presidential contest.

Kigame’s tweet could not hide his joy after the long wait full of court battles.

Kigame sued the electoral commission after he was locked out of the presidency race for failing to meet the requirements.

The ruling opening another face of joy not for Kigame but also for his supporter who gathered at his home in Eldoret Uasin Gishu county.

With less than three weeks left for Kenyans to head into the ballot, Kigame says the ruling is a sigh of relief not only for him but to the nation.

However, Kigame’s running mate Irene Ngendo Kamau will not attend the running mate debate set to be held on Tuesday this week.

The ruling has once again lifted the veil on the exposed IEBC this being the second ruling after the high court ordered Kiambu Senatorial candidate Karungo Wa Thang’wa to be cleared and included in the candidates’ list.

Today’s rulling by justice Anthony Murima is likely to open a floodgate of cases with other aspirants locked out of the race by the expected to troop to courts seeking to be added into the list of aspirants.

If IEBC will honor the high court ruling, Federal Party presidential candidate Reuben Kigame will be battling with Azimio’s Raila Odinga, deputy president William Ruto, Professor George Wajakoya of Roots party, and Waihiga Mwaure of Agano party for the presidential seat, with 22.1 Kenyans set to make their in the August 9 elections.