FAKE: Court has not ordered IEBC to throw out the gazetted nomination list

IEBC has termed this information as fake.

In Summary

•The post claimed that the court gave the order and stated that the list did not satisfy the threshold as it was marred with irregularities.

•It further added that party leaders have been given two days to come up with a new list.

A social media post claiming that the court has directed the IEBC to throw out the gazetted nomination list is FAKE.

The post claimed that the court gave the order and stated that the list did not satisfy the threshold as it was marred with irregularities.

It further added that party leaders have been given two days to come up with a new list.

“The court has ordered that the existing Gazetted nomination list be thrown out countrywide. The list didn’t satisfy the threshold and the court has made it abundantly plain that it was riddled with irregularities. We’re giving the party leaders two days at most to come up with a list that complies with both the law and the constitution,” the fake post stated.

The Fact-Checker has, however, debunked the claims and established that they are fabricated.

The court has not offered such a directive since the IEBC has denied knowledge of such a court order.

In a statement, IEBC termed the remarks as fake and said

Please note that this piece of information circulating on social and sections of mainstream media is FAKE. Kindly refer to the press statement attached.”

In the attached statement, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati clarified that the allocation of nomination seats to political party members was unbiased.

Chebukati said the formula for allocating the nomination slots was not manipulated to favour certain individuals.

"The formulae which was applied through an electronic system is simple, secure and accurate and is without room for either adverse human intervention or bias," Chebukati said.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is mandated by law to allocate nomination seats based on lists presented by qualifying political parties in line with the Elections Act.

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