Third-way Alliance Party Presidential candidate, Dr. Ekuru Aukot presents his papers to for registration as a Presidential candidate at the Bomas of Kenya on May 06, 2022.

Thirdway Alliance party leader Dr Ekuru Aukot has become the latest to be turned away by the electoral commission for failing to meet its stringent nomination rules to be a presidential candidate.

Dr Aukot was turned away for failing to provide copies of the identity cards of his supporters.

For presidential hopefuls, they are required to collect 48,000 signatures—at least 2,000 from at least 24 of the 47 counties—with the electoral team requiring them to make a copy of the identity cards as proof of consent.

Dr Aukot also failed to meet the minimum number of signatures from his supporters, which is required for registration as a presidential candidate.

Mr John Ekuru Longoggy Aukot ran for president in 2017 and polled 27,311 or 0.18 percent.

In the October 26, 2017 repeat presidential elections, Dr Aukot polled 21,333 (0.28 percent).

Those who have already been cleared are Deputy President William Ruto, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition boss Raila Odinga, Prof George Wajackoyah of Roots Party, Walter Mong’are of Umoja Summit Party and lawyer David Mwaura Waihiga of the Agano party.

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