Jubilee Party’s candidate McDonald Mariga has been disqualified from running in the Kibra by-election set for November 7th.
Mariga was disqualified from the race by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) after it failed to find his name in the 2017 voters' register.
The footballer had visited the commission’s offices in Nairobi on Tuesday to present his nomination certificate as well as undergo a scrutiny process but was not cleared after his name missed in the voters' list.
Jubilee Party’s National Elections Board (NEB) announced Mariga as their Kibra by-election candidate following an interview held on September 2nd.
Mariga emerged as the top candidate after scoring 500 out of the possible 600 marks in the interview carried out by six panelists, beating 15 other aspirants who were eying Jubilee ticket.
The Kibra seat fell vacant following the death of former MP Ken Okoth, who succumbed to colorectal cancer while undergoing treatment at Nairobi Hospital on July 26th.