Richard Ngatia was shocked when he was told that his party, Jubilee had already handed over the nomination certificate to Polycarp Agathe
Politicians who lost in the ongoing party nominations have camped at the office of the Registrar of Political Parties seeking to be as declared independent candidates, The Weekly Vision Online has leant.
Many of those who lost claim they were subjected to unfair processes, hence their decision to vie for seats without any party’s backing in August.
In Nairobi County, one of the candidates for governorship Richard Ngatia was shocked when he was told that his party, Jubilee had already handed over the nomination certificate to Polycarp Agathe. Mr Ngatia had heavily invested in campaign banners, billboards and TV adverts.
Politicians seeking to be declared independent will have to contend with stringent measures, including submitting 1,000 signatures and copies of IDs cards of their supporters to the electoral agency. They are also required to have a symbol that will appear alongside their names on the ballot papers. This is in addition to acquiring a clearance certificate from the Registrar’s office.
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