Football Star Mariga

Jubilee’s Mariga Faces New Hurdle In Race For Kibra Seat

Pressure from allies of Deputy President William Ruto and top Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials led to the clearance of football star McDonald Mariga to vie for the Kibra parliamentary seat, reportedly.

According to a source at the commission, Kibra Returning Officer Beatrice Muli was right in barring the Jubilee candidate from running because he was ‘not a registered voter’.

However, Mr Mariga’s woes might not be over, since a voter in Kibra, Mr Leina Konchellah, who petitioned the IEBC to state its position on the issue of Mr Mariga’s age, might move to the High Court.

In the Monday ruling, the electoral commission tribunal largely concentrated on the authenticity of Mr Mariga’s registration as a voter, and not the authenticity of his ID.

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