SECTIONS

IEBC gazettes over 5, 000 candidates vying on independent ticket

A ballot box for the presidential vote. [File, Standard]

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has gazetted a list of over 5, 800 candidates eyeing elective political seats on an independent ticket.

From the list, 38 candidates are interested in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta in the upcoming polls.

This is a reduction from the 45 candidates that had shown interest, submitted their credentials and were cleared by the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties.

The list also includes some 74 candidates running for governor on an independent ticket, 108 for the senatorial seat, 95 for woman representative seats while another 748 are eyeing the MP seat across the country and 4, 738 others want MCA positions.

While clearing candidates' interest in political seats in the August polls, The ORPP had cleared over 7, 000 applicants.

At the time, 106 people had shown interest in the 47 governor positions, 147 in senatorial posts and 110 women hope to represent the 47 counties in Parliament.

Another 958 showed interest in the 290 MP seats while some 5, 845 are in the quest to represent the 1, 450 wards in the country. 

The 428-page gazette notice included the names of other candidates vying for other positions (Governor, senator, woman rep, MP and MCAs) independently

The candidates are:

  1. Ndekerere Joseph Kundu
  2. Gichira Ptah Solomuzi
  3. Katoni Benjamin Kevin Ndambuki
  4. Kamau George Munyottah
  5. King'ori Peter Mumbiko
  6. Gibson Ngaruiya
  7. Nyagoko Jacob Oanda
  8. Jeremiah Nixon Kukubo
  9. Aoko Benard Ongir
  10. Oganga Stephen Owoko
  11. Awuonda Brian Oluoch
  12. Munga David Chome
  13. Odhiambo Kevin Onyango
  14. Neto Bernard
  15. Masira Erastus Nyamera
  16. Kariara Muthira Eliud
  17. Nzamalu Samuel Mwangangi
  18. Ngechu Moses Gichuki
  19. Githii David Muhia
  20. Ouma Pigbin Odi Mwengu
  21. Mwarania Paul Muriungi
  22. Mbugua Zablon Karanja
  23. Kiprono Felix
  24. Kanya Joe Stanley Kamau
  25. Nzano Jared Chula
  26. Lichete Reuben Kigame
  27. Nyagah Jeremiah John Mwaniki
  28. Mbugua Benson Mwaura
  29. Kinyanjui Edward Njenga
  30. Otieno Duncan Oduor
  31. Kingori Patrick Kariuki
  32. Ojijo Ogillo Mark Pascal
  33. Koue Grita Muthoni
  34. Nyangori Kemunto Dorothy
  35. Ngigi Faith Wairimu
  36. Omar Nazlin Omar Fazaldin
  37. Kihuha Esther Waringa
  38. Munyeki June Juliet