46 Kenyan presidential aspirants have been cleared to “run as independents” in the August 9 general elections, registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu confirmed.
Independent aspirants are those who have proved to the electoral body that they do not belong to any registered political party in Kenya.
The 46 cleared candidates were among the over 7,212 independents who expressed interest to vie for the office of the president in Kenya.
The names of the successful candidates have been submitted to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Some of the 2022 cleared candidates include US-based professor, Japheth Kaluyu, son of late former minister Joe Nyaga, Jeremiah John Mwaniki Nyaga, amongst others.
Another 7,111 Kenyans applied to run as independents in various elective positions.
Political parties have since registered their displeasure over the development, stating that independents will not be allowed to share in their support base.