Reuben Kigame will have another opportunity to submit his nomination for the presidency in the forthcoming General Election, according to an order from the High Court of Nairobi. The High Court ruled that by keeping Kigame out of the presidential election, the IEBC had infringed his rights.
The verdict states that “an order of certiorari do issie against the 1st and s2nd respondents, IEBC and Wafula Chebukati, quashing their determination that the petitioner (Kigame) did not qualify to go to the next step to be considered for registration as a presidential candidate.”
“I cannot express my gratitude to God enough for the decision made in my exclusion from the ballot case by the IEBC and Wafula Chebukati!!! I may now actually get my name on the ballot! God bless everybody who have prayed for me, long live justice “said Kigame.
The IEBC disqualified the well-known gospel musician/politician on May 31 for failing to present ID copies of the 2,000 voters from each of the 24 majority counties who supported his candidacy.
Kigame refuted the assertion, saying the Commission’s Chair Chebukati had informed him of the electoral body’s decision and that the signatures gathered to support his candidacy had irregularities.