Editor's Review

The High Court has ordered the IEBC to consider the disqualified presidential candidate's papers.

The High Court has ordered the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to consider independent presidential aspirant Reuben Kigame's presidential papers.

In a ruling on Monday, the court ordered the electoral agency to consider Kigame’s papers as it had violated his rights.

IEBC had previously rejected the independent candidate's papers to run for the top seat because he did not meet the requirements.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, Kigame expressed his gratitude, saying that it has been a long wait for the last seven weeks.

“How can I thank God enough for the ruling on my case of exclusion from the ballot by IEBC and Wafula Chebukati!! It is finally possible for me to be on the ballot! Long live Justice and may God bless all who have prayed for me,” Kigame tweeted.

{Reuben Kigame (holding mic).}

On June 7 when Kigame moved to court, the independent candidate said that IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and the electoral agency had discriminated against his candidature.

He stated in a press briefing that he had been invited to a meeting with Chebukati and the former said that ‘his hands had been tied’ on the matter of clearing him to vie.

“We asked for a meeting in order to resolve this. And I have witnesses in that room where he says that he understands my case but his hands have been tied. I would like to know who’s tying Chebukati’s hands,” Kigame told the press.

So far IEBC has cleared Azimio's Raila Odinga, UDA's William Ruto, Roots Party's Prof. George Wajackoyah and David Mwaure Waihiga of the Agano Party to run for presidency.