Top Presidential aspirant drops a late night bombshell alleging why election wont happen in August
Usawa Presidential aspirant Mwangi Wa iria has threatened to stop the upcoming August general elections.
While expressing his disappointment through a video that gone viral, the vocal Murang’a governor claimed that upcoming August polls won’t be conducted if he wont be cleared to vie.
He blamed the electoral for playing dirty trick in their process of clearing suitable candidates to participate in the hotly contested poll.
“We have forwarded all the requirements needed by IEBC but they’ve told us we’ve not met the requirements. Let them get me very clear,if I won’t be on the ballot there’ll be no elections in this country. Hii itakuwa Kenya mpya,” said angry Wa Iria
The Murang’a Governor said IEBC is biased and those who didn’t qualify to contest have been cleared.
“Tumekuja huku mara mingi na tukarudishwa. Ata wale watu hawakuqualify wamewekwa kwa schedule. Hakuna uchaguzi utafanyika and get me very clearly.”
Following his protest, it has been established that IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati chaired a crisis meeting over the same at Bomas.
Governor Wa Iria is expected to meet Chebukati on Monday at 9 am over the omission of his name from the presidential nomination registration.
The meeting will be held at Bomas of Kenya.
The Usawa Kwa Wote presidential aspirant has called on all is supporters to accompany him to the meeting on Monday.
“All H.E Mwangi Wa Iria Supporters and Usawa Party Aspirants are directed to be at Bomas of Kenya tomorrow at 0900Hrs to accompany him to meet IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati and later international press conference,” reads an alert sent out by the party.
This comes as shortlisted candidates are expected to undergo vetting by IEBC before being cleared to officially vie.
IEBC has set May 29 to June 6 as days when presidential candidates will present their nominations papers, be vetted and finally be cleared or blocked from vying.
Of the 16 shortlisted, 8 are vying on political parties’ tickets while the other 8 are seeking the top seat as independent candidates.
include Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria ( Usawa Kwa Wote Party), George Wajackoya (Roots Party), Ekuru Aukot (Thirdway Alliance), Jimi Wanjigi (Safina Party) Njeru Kathangu (Ford Asili) and David Mwaura Wahiga (Agano Party).
Those shortlisted as Independents are Gibson Ngaruiya Ng’ang’a, Dorothy Kemunto Nyangori, Peter Mubiko King’ori, Jeremiah Nyaga, Jane Juliet Munyoki, Faith Wairimu Ngigi, Eliud Muthiora Kariara and George Munyotta Kamau.
By Kenyan report