Irungu Kangata, IEBC declines to clear him over legal matters
IEBC has refused Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata to go for governorship post

The IEBC has refused Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata permission to compete for the Murang'a governorship.

After the election body determined that his running mate, Winnie Mwangi, had neglected to quit within the required deadlines, he was set to withdraw.

State officers contesting elective positions must resign six months before the election, according to the Elections Act.

State officers were expected to quit by February 9, 2022, as part of the August 9 General Election.

Mwangi had been a lecturer at the University of Nairobi for almost 25 years when Kang'ata chose her as his running buddy.

Mwangi did not quit by February 9, as required by law, according to an EACC letter sent to IEBC.

"We have evidence that she resigned on time and we will be coming back tomorrow to prove it," he said.

Kang'ata is contesting for the seat against five other candidates through the UDA party ticket.

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