Kenya's second in command William Ruto has to let go of his power privileges today as he went to present his papers to the IEBC to run for the top office.
The deputy president together with his running mate Rigathi Gachagua was escorted by Kenya Kwanza leaders and hundreds of their supporters.
Some of the leaders are ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Tharaka Nith Senator Kindiki Kithure, Kandara MP Alice Wahome, UDA secretary-general Veronica Maina, among leaders.
He arrived at around 10 am and presented documents to the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati at 11 am.
Here is a list of documents that Ruto presented.
•A certified copies of educational certificates
•A certified copy of ID or passport
•A passport size photograph, hard and soft copy
•A letter of discharge from the former employer
•Nomination certificate from registered party
•Duly signed code of conduct
•2,000 signatures from at least 24 counties
•Nomination fee of Sh200,000.
Ruto had to shed off the outsiders, some of his security detail and the national flag from his vehicle as he headed to Bomas of Kenya to present his papers to IEBC.
Ruto was cleared, he thanked IEBC for their role in ensuring Kenyans have credible elections and urged them to remain fair while executing their mandate.
"I'm delighted to receive the certificate that will allow me and my deputy to participate in the August polls. Mr Chairman, we're committed to the code of conduct we have signed... We are confident that you are up to the task and we will work with you diligently," he said.