“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.