Wednesday September 11, 2019 - Three officials from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission are currently meeting representatives of McDonald Mariga at Anniversary Towers.

Mariga was disqualified from contesting in Kibra by-election race on Tuesday after it emerged that his details do not appear in the register.

The former footballer had been accompanied by former Kakamega Senator, Boni Khalwale, and Lang'ata MP, Nixon Korir, close allies of DP William Ruto.

IEBC gave Mariga, who was the Jubilee Party candidate, a period of seven days to appeal the decision before an official position is taken over by the commission.
On Wednesday, three of Mariga's lawyers met IEBC officials to try and solve the debacle.
IEBC will issue a statement after the meeting to clarify the issues.

"The complainant is indeed a registered voter.”

“He was registered on August 26th as a voter in Kariokor Social Hall polling station in Starehe Constituency," Mariga said through his lawyers.

With Mariga registering on 26th last month, he may not have his way because he did so long after the seat had been declared vacant by the IEBC.

Further, IEBC uses the 2017 adopted register, a move that also technically locks him out in the race to succeed former MP, Ken Okoth, who succumbed to Cancer.


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