BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
A former presidential aspirant has written to the United Kingdom seeking to confirm whether controversial Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah denounced his British citizenship.
In a letter to the electoral body, Solomon Gichira wants the UK to confirm whether Prof Wajackoyah is still a registered British citizen and or whether he renounced the citizenship.
Gichira says if found to be of dual citizenship, the candidate would be ineligible to vie for the country’s top seat.
He said Article 78(1) states that a person is not eligible for election or appointment to a state office unless the person is a citizen of Kenya. A non-citizen cannot be a state officer or a member of the defence forces or hold public office.
Gichira says Wajackoyah has previously run for election as MP in the UK.
He says such a feat is reserved for British citizens, citizens of the Republic of Ireland and those of Commonwealth countries who do not require leave to enter or remain in the UK.
Wajackoyah has promised to legalize bhang if elected President on August 9. Several churches has urged their members not to vote for him.