In Summary
  • Dr Aukot added that his party would retreat to make a decision on the next move “as some issues with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission remain pending”.
  • He said his party had concerns about the commission’s ability to hold a fair poll even before the August 8 General Election and that “individuals who bungled elections have to be brought to book”.

A jubilant Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot on Wednesday said he would hold a meeting with the top party officials, soon after he was allowed to take part in the election.

When the judge declared that his rights had been violated, Dr Aukot said Thirdway Alliance had been underestimated.

“We want to relish this moment, enjoy the opportunity we have been given and assure Kenyans that we shall be on the ballot,” Dr Aukot said.

“We believe in our firmness as Thirdway Alliance. They underestimated our smallness. We may be small politically, but if we have the law on our side, justice will reign.”

CONCERNS

Dr Aukot added that his party would retreat to make a decision on the next move “as some issues with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission remain pending”.

He said his party had concerns about the commission’s ability to hold a fair poll even before the August 8 General Election and that “individuals who bungled elections have to be brought to book”.

“IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati violated the Constitution by discriminating against me. We will be engaging him in the next 15 days because we have a set of concerns to raise against IEBC and they are out in the open,” he said, adding that he would issue a comprehensive statement on the matter later.

Justice John Mativo ruled that Dr Aukot’s rights had been infringed on and ordered the electoral commission to immediately issue a new gazette notice or amend the one it released, including Dr Aukot as a presidential candidate.

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