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IEBC Given 72 Hours' Ultimatum to Clear a By-election Candidate They Had Rejected

The High Court on Monday (today), cleared Machakos politician Timothy Maneno eyeing the Nguu/ Masumba Ward MCA seat, and further directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure he is cleared within three days.

"The court has directed IEBC to clear Maneno within 72 hours starting 2pm today, 20th Sept," stated maneno's legal representative Mutuse Mwengi.

Mr. Maneno had filed a petition challenging the IEBC after they refused to clear him for the contest during the by-elections set for this month.

Maneno is set to run on an independent ticket, seeking to clinch the MCA seat currently vacant. In an earlier application rejected by the IEBC, the commission told him off arguing that he didn't meet the set requirements as per the Gazette Notice No. 7520.

The seat fell vacant following MCA Harrison Ngui's death through a road accident in July. Eshio Mwaiwa of Wiper Party and Daniel Kivuva Musau of UDA were the only candidates who had been cleared by the commission.

Maneno had at one time served as the area's MCA.

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IEBC MCA Machakos Maneno Timothy Maneno

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