Kenyans have been left confused after the High Court ruled that Dr Ekuru Aukot should be on the ballot in the repeat presidential election.
Justice John Mativo on Wednesday found that nothing bar Dr Aukot from contesting the fresh election.
Mr Aukot, polled less than 1 percent in the first presidential elections on August 08.
His ruling means President Uhuru Kenyatta may still have a challenger on October 26, when the repeat election is scheduled, despite the withdrawal of opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Kenyans online couldn’t make head from tail on the ruling. Others thought it was a good idea for Dr Aukot to run and are ready to back him.
Now that Ekuru Aukot ametoka bench and has been thrown into the game. Where does he play? TL experts right now pic.twitter.com/7eS6F1nLE6
— KYAMA™ (@Elijahkyama) October 11, 2017
The law being an ass, does the fact that Judge Mativo mentioned Sept26 have any effect on his otherwise sound ruling on Ekuru Aukot?
— Dorothy Zita Kweyu M (@KweyuZita) October 11, 2017
Ekuru Aukot may just prove to be a 'Leicester' and win it. who knows,
— Dominic K Siele (@ItsSiele) October 11, 2017
So Jubilee wants Ekuru Aukot to participate in 26 rerun?My friend, #AfroPolitic continues.
— BáBú Ãlī (@BabuEndereali) October 11, 2017
I think "Ekuru Aukot" will also withdraw from the race given what he just said about IEBC
— fredrick linc (@LincFredrick) October 11, 2017
People saying Ekuru Aukot should be voted in must know that without reforms he will still lose with 44% against 54%
— piusk (@piusk1) October 11, 2017
If Ekuru Aukot fails to withdraw and be on the ballot on 26th, he has my vote, Uhuru Pole… I always yearned to clear the KANU ERA guys
— Sylvester Sila (@uvandisila) October 11, 2017
There is nowhere in the constitution, where it says Raila Amollo Odinga must be on the ballot. Ekuru Aukot: is ready to face Uhuru Kenyatta.
— Cornelius K. Ronoh⏺ (@Cornely_Ronoh) October 11, 2017
Ekuru Aukot to issue new fresh conditions for IEBC before elections in 26th October 2017. For those who thought it's all about Raila Odinga
— Nyamweya (@Jmnyamweya) October 11, 2017
Pull your seats, grab some popcorn and watch it unfold… Ekuru Aukot In, Raila Out… Season 2 of "The Kenya We Want" continues shortly…
— MissCarolleKay (@MissCarolleKay) October 11, 2017
Dr. Ekuru Aukot is the King 👑 in the North! #Decision2017
— HeYo (@HMMwalugha) October 11, 2017
Some people are just lucky. Ekuru Aukot is facing an opportunity of becoming a billion by remaining in fresh election. Ekuru sieze it…….
— George Murage (@GeorgeMurage) October 11, 2017
Congratulations are in order for our next opposition leader Ekuru Aukot
— Cyrus kipkirui (@CyrusKips) October 11, 2017