Jailed Police Imposter Joshua Waiganjo Asks for IEBC Clearance to Vie for Njoro MP Seat

  • Jailed police imposter Joshua Waiganjo has written to the new IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati seeking to be cleared to vie for a parliamentary seat in the upcoming August 8 elections.

    Waiganjo, who is still serving time behind bars for posing as a senior police officer in Nakuru, wants to be the next Njoro MP.

    In his letter to IEBC Waiganjo purports that the people of Njoro want him to be their MP and that he has no right to decline the call of his people.

    "Sir, the people of Njoro have said they need me to be their MP in August and who am I to refuse the call of my people? So I am going for it.

    "The will of the people is the will of God, your consideration to my application will be highly appreciated," reads part of Waiganjo's letter.

    According to legal experts, however, it is not possible for Waiganjo to contest until he completes his sentence or moves to the Court of Appeal to have it quashed.

    The IEBC is yet to respond to Waiganjo’s request which it received on February 14.

    Waiganjo, who intends to vie as an independent candidate is a holder of certificates in various fields, including two diplomas in Bible studies and one in psychological counselling.

    He maintains that granted the chance he will give the incumbent MP, Joseph Kiuna, a run for his money in the upcoming polls.