Machakos County, governor Dr Alfred Mutua when he was cleared by IEBC to seek re-election. [Photo: Courtesy]
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared several governors, to defend their seats, and aspirants who want to unseat incumbent county bosses.
IEBC Regional Offices in most of the counties, nationwide, were field with supporters of each aspirant, as they presented nomnation papers, for clearance, Thursday, June 1.
In Machakos County, governor Dr Alfred Mutua was accompanied by his wife Lillian Nganga, his running-mate Eng Francis Maliti and his spouse Roselyne Wambua.
“I am pleased to have been cleared and given my nomination certificate by the IEBC to seek re-election as the governor of Machakos County,” Mutua said, after being cleared.
“It has been an amazing four years with transformative development programs for our people and we plan to carry on. We appeal for peaceful campaigns and elections and for all candidates to carry themselves with decorum and respect as we seek votes from the electorate. Machakos County people, the journey goes on,” the Maendeleo Chap Chap Party leader added.
In Siaya county, Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo was cleared to run for the governorship seat as an Independent candidate. He faces Opposition from incumbent, Cornell Rasanga, who is vying on an ODM ticket.
In Nairobi county, governor Dr Kidero Evans flanked by his running mate Jonathan Mueke, were cleared to seek re-election in the August 8 polls, on an ODM ticket.
In Makueni county, IEBC Returning Officer cleared incumbent Wiper governor candidate Prof Kivutha Kibwana to seek re-election.
In Migori county, governor Zachary Okoth Obado of the ODM party, was as well cleared.
Below are courtesy photos during clearance.
Machakos governor Dr Alfred Mutua.
Makueni governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana.
Migori governor Okoth Obado.
Rarieda MP aspirant Nicholas Gumbo being cleared.
Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero.