The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that he repeat presidential election will be held on October 17th.
In a statement, Electoral Commission chairperson Wafula Chebukati further said that there will be no fresh nomination for Presidential candidates.
Chebukati, however, said only National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga and Jubilee's President Uhuru Kenyatta, and their running mates, will be allowed to participate in the fresh poll. Raila's running mate is Kalonzo Musyoka while William Ruto will run alongside Uhuru Kenyatta. This means that the other six candidates in the August 8th election including Ekuru Aukot (Thirdway Alliance, Abduba Dida (Tunza coalition), Cyris Jirongo, and Independent candidates Joe Nyaga, Prof Michael Wainaina and Japheth Kaluyu will be locked out of the repeat poll.
Chebukati said IEBC is still deliberating on certain issues touching the repeat poll and details will be provided to stakeholders later. "The commission is revising the operational and procedural requirements for the conduct of the fresh election and will share details with stakeholders sooner than later," Chebukati said.
IEBC has also asked the Supreme Court judges to speedily make available the full ruling on so as the commission can identify areas that require improvement in the management of the repeat elections.
The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice David Maraga invalidated President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August 8 win and ordered fresh election be held within 60 days.