IEBC 'ready' for Kanu and Jubilee's fight for Wajir West

Wednesday April 24 2019

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati (C) inspects polling materials at Griftu training centre in Wajir County on April 24, 2019, ahead of the Wajir West by-election on April 25, 2019. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

GRACE GITAU
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JOSEPH WANGUI
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Kanu and Jubilee Party are set to battle it out for the Wajir West parliamentary seat on Thursday.

The contest pits Kanu’s Ibrahim Mohammed against Jubilee's Ahmed Kolosh, in what has been interpreted in some quarters as a battle between Rift Valley political bigwigs Deputy President William Ruto and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

The seat fell vacant after the Supreme Court nullified Mr Kolosh’s election over irregularities at the Qara polling station.

Mr Kolosh, who had run on an ODM ticket, decamped to Jubilee and was welcomed by the DP.

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Dr Ruto's hand was also seen in the withdrawal of the ODM candidate for the seat, Prof Mohamed Elmy.