Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has submitted all documents to the Jubilee secretariat including a clearance certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Details emerged on Monday that Kenyatta had instructed the Jubilee secretariat to ensure all aspirants provide a clearance certificate from the EACC before they can be cleared to participate in the Party nominations slated for April.
On Tuesday, officials from the Jubilee party cleared Waiguru for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial race after she presented the certificate and the following documents: copies of her identification card, certificate of good conduct, certified copies of academic documents, payment receipts and two passport size photos.
“This is to confirm that we are in receipt of your nominations papers. We shall communicate to you the date for the nomination,” a statement from the secretariat read.
This now means that Waiguru can proceed with her campaigns as she prepares to face incumbent Joseph Ndathi and other aspirants for the Jubilee ticket.
Kenyatta is also understood to have issued firm instructions that aspirants who did not pass the test of leadership and integrity as outlined in Chapter Six of the Constitution should not be allowed to contest in the Jubilee Party primaries.
Uhuru's order has sparked anxiety among Jubilee aspirants as there will be no shortcuts but to produce the necessary documents before they can be cleared to participate in the nominations.
Meanwhile, former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has already moved to court after his nomination papers were rejected on grounds of the instructions apparently issued by Uhuru.