The wrath of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) fell on presidential aspirant Reuben Kigame after the commission locked him out of the race.
Kigame, who presented his papers today had been informed by the IEBC chair yesterday at 10pm that he had failed to meet the requirements for presidential candidates.
In a press briefing, Kigame said that the information from the IEBC got to him through an email in the middle of the night. Thus, locking out the chance of having a discussion.
“One of the officials asked me to wait for the chairman in the lobby but was later told he left.
Strangely, someone from the commission asked me for my email and I gave it to them. I did not know what was coming,” Kigame said.
Kigame was further disappointed after he could not meet the IEBC for further discussion.
“When I wanted to seek an audience with the chair and have a redress of this matter, security officers barred me from entering the Bomas of Kenya, saying no aspirant was being allowed,” he said.
He further said that the commission had asked him to appear before Chebukati and table his compliance documents.
“I was pre-judged based on signatures, which they did not receive and are still lying in my car,” he said.
He lamented being taken in rounds by IEBC officials who avoided meeting him.
He further said there is a deliberate plan to bar certain aspirants from vying for the presidency.