Presidential candidate Solomon Gichira, who is accused of wanting to commit suicide after his papers were rejected by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has called for the postponement of the August 8th general elections, saying that a caretaker government should be formed to allow preparations for proper elections.
The aspirant has also demanded that top IEBC officials led by Chairman Wafula Chebukati resign, arguing that the ongoing electoral process is unconstitutional.
Gichira has further said that his independent candidature was valid until the court rules otherwise and demanded that IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, CEO Ezra Chiloba, director of voter registration and education and all commissioners resign alleging that the officials had failed to assure Kenyans of free and fair elections.
“We are also calling for the jailing of Chebukati for disobeying court orders directing the IEBC to accept our nomination papers,” said Gichira. He added: “I have filed a contempt case in that regard.”
Gichira has denied claims that he attempted to commit suicide after the IEBC rejected his papers to contest for Country’s top seat last month. “I did not attempt to commit suicide as was reported,” said Gichira. “The IEBC has been cooking up stories to ensure that they deny me a chance to be on the ballot and the suicide allegation is part of the plot.”
“They have also labeled me an insane man.”
He is calling for a caretaker government to be be formed immediately to allow preparations for “proper” elections in two years.