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IEBC bars Italian national from vying

05 February 2013, 17:38Alloys Musyoka

The political dream of an Italian national who was vying for Magarini parliamentary seat has hit a snag for the second time after Independent Electoral and boundaries Commission locked him out for failing to meet constitutional requirements.

Franco Esposito alias Kasoso Baya is said to have lived in the country for only eight years instead of ten as required of foreigners who want to vie for any political post.

“Because the law automatically disqualifies him, he will not vie for the parliamentary post or any other political post in the country,” said North Coast region IEBC coordinator Anastasia Mutua.

She said the aspirant who was vying for the parliamentary seat for the second time in Magarini district through Nark Kenya party could have been given a node by the electoral body if he had lived in the country for ten years.

“This round because of the new constitution, we are very strict and many more will be locked out after we verify their papers," added the election body officer.

Baya had in 2007 cast his net to clinch the parliamentary post but was knocked out by the current Minister for Fisheries Development in a disputed election.

He had decided to cast again his net this time round to see if his political career could be successfully boosted after emerging the winner during nominations but all in vein.

The aspirant may decide to support a candidate of his choice and wait until 2017 when the law can give him a go ahead to contest.

Mutua said Baya is among other politicians whose papers are still being verified.

“Very soon we will make public those politicians who have also been locked out of the race in this region. We are still compiling their names before announcing them,” added Mutua.

Without mentioning names, Mutua said some aspirants were not given a node to continue with their campaigns because of issues arising from the papers they presented to the IEBC.

Efforts to reach Baya on phone for comments on the matter were futile as he was not picking calls.

 
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