Jubilee Kibra parliamentary seat aspirant in the upcoming by-elections McDonald Mariga’s voter acknowledgement slip from IEBC has continued to raise questions after the former soccer star’s candidature was invalidated on Tuesday.
IEBC’s legal and ICT teams argued that Mariga, who is being fronted by DP Willliam Ruto, should not be cleared because he had not been duly registered.
The two teams explained that Mariga, who had not been registered previously anywhere, dashed to Kariakor on August 26 where he applied for registration, nearly two weeks after National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi had declared the seat vacant.
But former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale who had accompanied Mariga to IEBC offices has produced an acknowledgement slip showing Mariga is indeed a registered voter in Nairobi County.
The slip indicated that Mariga registered in Starehe Constituency, Kariokor/Ziwani Ward at Kariokor Social Hall polling station. The date of registration was not disclosed.
Khalwale said they will appeal Mariga’s disqualification at the IEBC Disputes Tribunal and exuded confidence he will cleared to contest in the November 7 mini-poll.
However, flamboyant city lawyer Donald Kipkorir has taken to social media to reveal how Mariga’s IEBC acknowledgement slip was forged.
Donald Kipkorir argues that Cambridge Analytica interns working under Jubilee’s Tanga Tanga wing have been forging Letterheads of the Presidency, Judiciary, Cabinet Ministers, IEBC, Political Parties, Cabinet Ministers and WhatsApp messages.
He argues that forging a voter registration is just a cakewalk for them.
“Since Cambridge Analytica came to Kenya, its Interns now under TangaTanga Digital Team are experts in forging Letterheads of the Presidency, Judiciary, Cabinet Ministers, IEBC, Political Parties & Cabinet Ministers & WhatsApp messages … Voter Registration forgery is cakewalk!” he posted.
Exiled Lawyer Dr Miguna Miguna had also raised concerns about Mariga’s slip. He posted his 2017 acknowledgement card where he compared it with Mariga’s, arguing that the cards are not the same.
” I note two distinct differences between the two cards. Mine has “GPK” to the bottom left. Mariga’s number has a “- 17.” ” argued Miguna Miguna.