Ballot Tracker: Five things you need to know about the August 9 election as of July 7

Ballot Papers To Arrive Today

The first batch of ballot papers to be used on August 9 arrive in the country today from Greece, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati confirms. According to Chebukati, the ballot papers will be serialised and bear security features. The IEBC chair has dismissed claims that the ballot papers would be arriving from Uganda or any other country.

Kigame Launches Manifesto

Presidential aspirant Reuben Kigame to launch his party’s manifesto today at the Kigame Music Academy in Eldoret despite not having clearance from the IEBC. The Jenga Kenya presidential aspirant had called for the resignation of IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati claiming he is not fit to hold office for discriminating against people living with disabilities.

Presidential Aspirants Present Memorandum

Disqualified presidential aspirants will present their memorandum on the court ruling to the IEBC commission today at the Anniversary Towers. The aspirants include Eliud Muthiora Kariara and Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot. The two presidential aspirants were barred from vying for having not met the IEBC requirements.

Azimio-One Kenya and Kenya Kwanza Campaigns today

Azimio-One Kenya presidential candidate RailaOdinga and his running mate Martha Karua will be on a vote hunting mission in Kirinyaga county. Martha Karua’s home turf, Kirinyaga county, is also home to UDA’s Anne Waiguru and Wangui Ngirici. The Kenya Kwanza Alliance have been wooing residents of North Eastern Kenya, promising goodies to its voters.

High court orders IEBC to clear Karungo Thangw’a

The High court has ordered the IEBC to clear UDA Kiambu senatorial aspirant Karungo Thangw’a. Justice Mrima had asked IEBC to temporarily bar him from vying following a petition filed challenging Thang’wa’s eligibility citing his impeachment as a CEC in 2019.

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