The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC, on Monday announced that a total of 11 individuals had been barred from vying for presidency in August 9 elections.
This is because the individual failed to submit the names of their running mates before May 16, as required by IEBC. The commission set the deadline so as to have enough time to prepare adequately for the general elections
Among the 11 individuals is ANC party leader and Kenya Kwanza co-principal Musalia Mudavadi.
Democratic party leader, who is also the speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi also had his name disqualified from the presidential aspirants list.
According to IEBC, the two leaders had previously submitted their names before changing their minds to support Deputy President William Ruto for the presidency.
Another person in the list is David William who was the presidential flag bearer for the Jirani Mzalendo party.
The remaining candidates were vying independently and they included; Nyagoko Jacob Oanda, Ngechu Moses Gichuki, Mbugua Benson Mwaura, Kihuha Esther Waringa, Aoko Benard Ongir, Odhiambo Kevin Onyango, Ndekerere Joseph Kundu and finally Katoni Benjamin Kevin Ndambuki.
Those who are still on the list for the presidential elections will now proceed to the next stage where they will be required to provide at least 2000 signatures of voters from 24 counties before being cleared to contest.
“Once the Commission finishes the verification of the supporters, where there is a shortfall of signatures in numbers of reduction of expulsion from the list, the aspirants will be given reasonable time to get the remaining signatures. If by the deadline of the time you have been given you will not have gotten the signatures, then you will be disqualified from contesting,” IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said in a forum with presidential aspirants.