Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was on Thursday 14th July formally cleared to run for Mombasa gubernatorial race in the upcoming August 9th elections.
Sonko’s clearance followed a court order issued on 13th July by Mombasa High Court which ordered the Mombasa IEBC County Returning Officer to accept Sonko’s nomination papers and clear him to vie in the upcoming polls.
The court also ordered the IEBC to gazette him as a candidate for Mombasa gubernatorial race without delay.
Sonko who was accompanied by hundreds of his supporters camped in the IEBC offices until he was issued with the certificate.
Sonko who addressed the press after receiving the certificate said his victory in court was a victory for the rule of Law and for the people of Mombasa who wanted to see him on the ballot.
The controversial politician will now battle it out with seven other candidates for the Mombasa seat.