Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC) has finally handed Jubilee party Candidate, McDonald Mariga, in the Kibra by-elections his nomination certificate.
The certificate was handed to him on Monday by Kibra Returning Officer Beatrice Muli at the body’s offices in the constituency.
Mariga was accompanied by Jubilee leaders among them Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale.
This is after the IEBC’s Dispute and Resolution Committee under the leadership of the commission’s chairman Wafula Chebukati ordered the Returning Officer to do so earlier on the same day.
“The respondent is hereby ordered to process the Complainant’s Application for nomination as Jubilee Party’s candidate for Kibra Constituency By-election slated for November 7th, in accordance to the Law,” stated Chebukati.
Muli had earlier declined to give Mariga a go-ahead after she ruled that the former football star was not a registered voter.
The Jubilee candidate appealed the ruling and was confirmed a voter at Starehe Constituency.
After being given a nod to contest, Mariga began his campaign as he stormed Kibra to sell his agenda to the resident.
The candidate will however not vote for himself following a gazette notice on August 16, that barred any registration and revision of voter register in Kibra constituency.
“The registration and revision of the register of voters for the said electoral area is suspended until Monday, November 18,” read in part the notice.
The Jubilee Candidate is now facing ODM Party flag bearer Bernard Okoth, brother to the Late Kibra MP Ken Okoth, ANC’s Eliud Owalo among many other candidates.
The by-election is slated for November 7.