30 January 2013

Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta Cleared to Vie for Presidency

Uhuru Kenyatta has been cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to run for for the presidency in the March 4 presidential elections.

The Jubilee Alliance presidential flag bearer submitted his nomination papers to the Commission at the KICC this morning.

Kenyatta is the fifth presidential candidate to present his papers to the commission after four other candidates were cleared by the IEBC at the start of the process yesterday.

Kenyatta said the Jubilee Alliance is committed to peaceful elections and will respect the will of the people. He added that the IEBC should ensure a free and fair election.

Other presidential aspirants expected to hand in their nomination papers to the commission are Mohammed Dida of Alliance for Real Change. He will be followed by Safina's Paul Muite and ODM's Raila Odinga who is expected to submit his papers at 11am marking the end to the process at midday.

The four presidential candidates cleared by the IEBC yesterday were Narc Kenya presidential candidate Martha Karua, KNC's Peter Kenneth, RBK's party candidate Prof James Ole Kiyapi and UDF's Musalia Mudavadi.

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