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We are bound by law- Chebukati says over EACC list

IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati during the accreditation of presidential nominees. Photo courtesy of IEBC
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has ruled that leaders who had been impeached  will not be allowed to run for office on August 9. However Chebukati insists it has no powers to bar anyone who has appealed against an unfavourable ruling in accordance with Article 99 section 3 of the  Kenyan constitution which gives them the opportunity to run.

Chebukati has used the clause to explain IEBC's move to authorize Sirisia MP John Walukhe to defend his seat despite  being found guilty of  a corruption case.

However, Chebukati has asked a three-judge panel appointed by Chief Justice Martha Koome to make a final ruling on cases pending before it in good time before the process of printing ballot papers begins. The ruling will also give IEBC direction on how to handle the issue of ethics among officials.

Chebukati has also used the opportunity to deny allegations that the names of more than one million voters are missing from the IEBC lagoon register. According to him, the  one million names belong to voters who have applied to be relocated to other polling stations.

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