Final Whistle? IEBC Rejects Soccer Star Mariga’s Kibra Candidature As His Details Are Missing In Voters’ Register


The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has rejected Jubilee aspirant MacDonald Mariga’s nomination for Kibra by-election on grounds that his details are not in the voters’ register.

After being handed the certificate through what was described by the party as an internal interview, Mariga’s woes did not stop after his would-be competitors accused the party’s National Elections Board (NEB), chaired by Andrew Musangi of bias.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria accused people close to Deputy President William Ruto of pushing the footballer to contest to undermine the handshake.“Kenyans love Mariga as a footballer and that is why DP Ruto should let the young man be,” said Kuria.