Independent presidential aspirant Eliud Muthiora Kiriara has burnt his voter’s card after his bid was rejected by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEBC) over insufficient signatures.
A presidential spirant is required by law to present to IEBC at least 2,000 signatures from at least 24 counties each as a pre-nomination requirement.
"We've heard people hawking IDs from Harambee House those that have the monopoly of these documents. We chose not to take the short cut. We took the long cut and we fell short. Currently I'm sure you have even seen the schedule that had the names of the Presidential aspirants. It has our details including the phone numbers. That is our private data that is there out in the public," Muthiora lamented as he burnt his card.
Muthiora in 2017
Muthiora first contested for presidency in 2017 at the age of 35, but his bid was rejected by IEBC with little explanation.
In May, Muthiora unveiled Mary Mutua as his running mate after vetting 11 candidates who had expressed interest.
“I may be young but I have my stake, this (voters card) should be my voice and I know there are those that believed they needed a different choice from the selection that has been made maybe this is not the only way, maybe there is another way,” Muthiora said.
As the clearance exercise for presidential aspirants comes to an end today, no independent candidate has been cleared by the commission.