Muthiora Kiriara burns his voter’s card after IEBC failed to clear him for presidential bid

Presidential candidate Muthiora Kiriara burned his voter card in the Bomas constituency in Kenya after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) refused to register him in the August elections.

According to the president of the voting board, Wafula Chebukati, this was due to the inadequacy of the signatures submitted by Kiriara.

“It costs money for those who could get these documents, at least 10 shillings for those who gave them voluntarily. We have people selling Harambee Hose IDs. We chose not to take the shortcut. We have come a long way and we have not succeeded, ”he said as he burned his voter card.

In the first attempt, the IEBC fired Muthiora, demanding that he obtain more signatures and IDs from his supporters and use them at 3:30 p.m.

Kariara literally ran to the deadline but was unsuccessful.

The independent candidate challenged the commission’s decision, saying it was denying Kenyans the opportunity to vote separately.

“I may be small but I have my bet, this (voter card) should be my voice and I know there are those who thought they needed a different option from the selection that was made maybe not the only way, maybe there is another. way, ”he said.

While showing the voter’s card, the independent candidate recalled how difficult it was for him to obtain copies of the IDs and signatures he submitted to the IEBC on Monday.

He was the last independent candidate to appear before the IEBC for approval.

The commission eliminated four presidential candidates in the August race, including Raila Odinga and Vice President William Ruto.

Chebukati says David Waihiga of the Covenant party and his Roots party colleague George Wajackoyah were also allowed to run.