Aspirants vying as independent candidates in the forthcoming elections have until today midnight to submit their symbols to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for approval.
Earlier last week, before extending the deadline for clearance from May 4 to 8, IEBC warned that nay aspirants who will not be approved by the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) before deadline risk being locked out of the contest.
It is said over 4,000 aspirants approached the ORPP for approval to run as independents although it remains unclear how many have be cleared so far.
Last week it emerged there were difficulties in identifying unique symbols. The office was crowded as hundreds rushed to beat the deadline, three months to the August Elections.
According to IEBC, only those facing appeals at either the Political Party Dispute Tribunals will be considered past Monday deadline.
Names of aspirants with approved symbols will be gazetted on May 13 by the electoral commission. After that, there will be collection of forms from respective Returning Officers in order to collect signatures from supporters endorsing them to vie.
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