Two more names could be added on the presidential ballot with less than 20 days to the repeat poll
Japheth Kaluyu and Abduba Dida say they will contest in the October 26th repeat poll
Independent presidential candidate Japheth Kaluyu and Abduba Dida have said that they will participate in the October 26th repeat presidential election.
This comes after Thirdway Alliance Party leader Dr Ekuru Aukot was cleared by the High Court to contest in the poll.
Japheth Kaluyu is remembered because of his youthful running mate Eliud Muthiora Kariara, who amazed Kenyans by being the only person to show up for the presidential running mates debate earlier in the year.
Abduba Dida is no stranger to this, as he contested in the 2013 presidential election and also in the August 8th poll.
Raila Odinga, on October 10th 2017 confirmed that he will not be taking part in the poll, citing frustrated efforts by the IEBC to make reforms in the Commission.
The National Super Alliance flag bearer had insisted that IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba be removed from office and that NASA’s ‘irreducible minimums’ be met if they were to participate in the repeat election.
Raila also said that the anti-IEBC demonstration would continue.
This decision left many Kenyan’s confused, with law experts coming at loggerheads on what path should be taken next.
Jubilee Party presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta criticize Raila for his sudden withdrawal from the race, saying that the country had already spent billions to prepare for a repeat election.