The decision to deny Sonko his clearance certificate so as to run for the 2022 August general election which is in less than 50 days has been upheld on a ruling yesterday since the Independent electoral and boundaries commission dispute tribunal dismissed the case.
Mike Sonko was to run for the Mombasa governor seat against Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir (ODM), Hassan Sarai (UDA), and William Kingi (PAA) amongst other independent candidates. Others are, Hezron Awiti (VDP), Said Abdalla (Usawa Kwa Wote), Daniel Munga Kitsao (Independent), Antony Chitavi (UDP), Antony Chitavi (UDP) and Shafii Makazi (UPIA)
According to the tribunal, Sonko failed to submit his original degree certificate as well as a certified copy of the same, in breach of article 75 of the Kenyan constitution.
Wiper party has however been granted to nominate other member to run for the seat with a deadline to present their paper in less than 72 hrs.
Sonko has however raised concern that he will be headed to court to day to make an appeal over the decision that has been made.