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On The Ballot After all? Kalonzo Given A Lifeline By IEBC After Writing Protest Letter

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC has reconsidered its decision to block the Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka from contesting in the coming elections.

The Commission had denied Mr Kalonzo the chance because of technicalities he failed to meet during the submission of the required support documents to back his eligibility for the bid.

Kalonzo failed to hand in the required Microsoft Excel sheets containing the names of 48,000 Kenyans who are supporting his presidential bid. The names were supposed to come from at least 24 of the 47 counties and accompanied by copies of National Identification Cards.

The Wiper Party Council had written to IEBC protesting the move to block its presidential candidate because of merely procedural issues. This made the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati reconsider his stand and allow the party to resubmit its documents in the required format and hand them to the commission before May 29 at 9 am in both hard copy and soft copy.

"The commission has considered and acceded to your request to be allowed to submit the soft copy of your list of supporters in excel format by May 29, 2022, at 9 am at the Bomas of Kenya, failing which your documentation will not be certified as compliant," the Electoral body said in response to Wiper's letter.

If the party takes advantage of IEBC's window, Kalonzo will be the 17th presidential candidate in the race to State House. This is after he walked out of Azimio because of the failure of the coalition to name him the presidential running mate.

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