According to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the 15 never submitted names of their running mates as had been directed by the Commission.
"CHEBUKATI says 11 presidential aspirants locked out after they failed to submit names of their running mates by May 16." https://t.co/NWDnbTap4n
The Registrar of Political Parties had cleared a record 46 Kenyans as independent candidates in the August General Election, even as major political parties plot spirited fights against politicians going it alone.
This means that their names will not be on the ballot in the elections with Deputy President William Ruto and his main competitor Raila Odinga expected to attend a meeting convened by the commission on Monday.
Less than a week ago, thirty-eight independent presidential candidates whose symbols have been cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) were cleared to vie by the same Commission.
The candidates are now at liberty to present themselves to IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati who is the Returning Officer for the presidential election to have their nominations scrutinized.
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