Presidential Hopeful Reuben Kigame Unveils His Manifesto

Independent presidential aspirant Reuben Kigame has today unveiled his manifesto. The Jenga MKenya Manifesto commits to restoring dignity, values and development to the citizens of Kenya.
Speaking during the launch at his music academy in Eldoret, the veteran gospel musician turned politician said if elected, the Jenga Mkenya government will commence with lowering food prices, cost of fuel and declare Kenya a corruption free nation with unbearable consequences for anyone found guilty of engaging in graft.
“I issue this Manifesto for the purpose of healing, uniting and building a new, better, prosperous, hopeful, God-fearing and people respecting nation of Kenya,” Reuben Kigame said.
The launch of the Manifesto comes despite the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) rejecting Reuben Kigame’s candidature, for what it claimed was failure to meet the threshold to be cleared to be on the ballot.
He has however, faulted the Electoral Commission’s chair Wafula Chebukati accusing him of discrimination against him without any substantial claims.

“When I see Wafula Chebukati who is a lawyer, in fact, a lawyer at the level of a supreme court judge, just literally abusing the law, I say it is not just State capture, it is really a problem of personality,” Kigame said.

“I have a very serious problem with Chebukati’s personality; he is impersonal, unfriendly, hostile, a snob…everything except a returning officer.”

The presidential hopeful, who was seeking to vie on an independent ticket, further accuses Chebukati of being biased and incompetent to hold the office.

“For a chair of IEBC, Wafula Chebukati is the wrong person,” Kigame said. “Even after leaving me out of the nomination process, he did not include me among the four that were nominated as candidates.”

Kigame whose bid was rejected over claims that he had submitted his paperwork late, argues that despite satisfying the commission’s threshold of requirements, he was unlawfully locked out of the contest.

“When he published the list of those who were not qualified, he did not have my name in there. That is how disdain he is as a person,” he remarked.

Kigame is now banking on the High Court ruling by Judge Mrima that quashed the IEBC signature requirement that could now open doors to the candidates that were locked out of the presidential race. On his ruling on Tuesday, the Judge termed the regulation and requirement by the IEBC unconstitutional and thus null and void.


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