In Summary
  • Jubilee Party leaders in Kisii led by senatorial aspirant Charles Nyachae said they had lost a committed member.
  • Mr Mwamba was vying for the seat for the second time.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is pondering how to address the death of Mr Leonard Mwamba, the Jubilee Party candidate for the Kitutu Chache South parliamentary seat, less than a month to the General Election.

Mr Mwamba died Friday evening after a road accident near Nyakoe Trading Centre in Kisii County.

RALLY

He was heading for a campaign rally in Mosocho.

Mr Mwamba, 39, was in the company of two people, one of whom also died on the spot.

A child who was heading home from school was also killed when the politician’s car veered off the road and crashed into a ditch.

A source said he was taking sportswear to a primary school in the constituency before the pupils went home.

REPLACE

On Saturday, the IEBC spokesman Andrew Limo said the commission will deliberate on the way forward.

"The law is clear within the case of the presidential election since it states that it should be postponed in such circumstances.

"The commission will make a decision on whether this applies to other elective positions or the affected may just be told to give a replacement," Mr Limo said in a statement.

CONDOLENCE

The death of the Nairobi-based businessman was greeted with shock from various quarters.

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