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Relief for Sonko as IEBC clears him to run for governorship

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has authoritatively cleared Mike Sonko to strive for Mombasa lead representative.

Mr Sonko and his running mate Ali Mbogo got an endorsement from Returning Officer Swalha Ibrahim on Thursday July 14 evening.

A file image of Mike Sonko

The commission had before in the day requested that Mr Sonko present his papers today somewhere in the range of 2pm and 4pm.

On Wednesday, a three-judge seat subdued the IEBC’s choice to preclude the previous Nairobi lead representative from competing for Mombasa lead representative.

The appointed authorities likewise decided that Mr Sonko was qualified under the Constitution to compete.

The court noticed that since Mr Sonko has a forthcoming allure at the Supreme Court (in regards to his reprimand) the IEBC’s choice to dismiss his papers contradicted the Constitution.

In the mean time, the IEBC has said it couldn’t pursue the court choice with just 25 days left before the August 9 decisions.

“We will execute the judgment. Assuming that there are any issues on the reprimand, they will be cleared en route,” said IEBC executive Wafula Chebukati.

“We are additionally late in making changes to the voting form papers. In a large portion of the (legal disputes) we are in, we lack opportunity and willpower to make some other move. As IEBC we need to finish the interaction to give Kenyans valid races on August 9.”

He talked in a meeting on Wednesday with Kenyan TV stations.

However, Mr Chebukati’s opinions appeared to conflict with those of IEBC CEO Marjan Hussein Marjan, who said that the denunciation body of evidence against Mr Sonko was continuous at the Supreme Court and thus the need to sit tight for an assurance.

Mr Marjan additionally said that it was essential to pause and figure out what occurs at the Supreme Court. A choice would then be made on whether to pursue, he added.

“As a commission we have not gone with a choice on regardless of whether to pursue, however to us what is significant is to trust that the Supreme Court will articulate itself,” said Mr Marjan in a similar meeting.

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