Jirongo reprieve after court suspends bankruptcy notice

Jirongo reprieve after court suspends bankruptcy notice

The High Court has suspended a bankruptcy notice issued against presidential candidate Cyrus Jirongo.

Jirongo, who dismissed allegations linking him to bankruptcy in a letter to the Chief Justice dated October 10, had been declared bankrupt by Justice Olga Sewe.

Justice Sewe issued the bankruptcy notice against the former Lugari Member of Parliament after he was unable to pay a debt of Ksh.700 million and ordered that his estate be placed under receivership.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had on October 13 struck off Jirongo from the October 26 repeat presidential poll.

According to Article 137 of the Kenyan Constitution, a person declared bankrupt cannot qualify for the presidential race.

The politician was ordered to file his defense within two weeks.

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