Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale on Tuesday interjected and brought to an end a press conference in Nairobi, where Kibra parliamentary hopeful McDonald Mariga was being questioned on his registration status.

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A journalist had asked Mariga to state the date when he registered as a voter, but before the football star could provide an answer, Khalwale stepped in and brought the interview to an end. 

"That's enough," Khalwale said, abruptly bringing to an end what was a bizarre press conference for the former Harambee Star player.

Mariga presented himself to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), hoping to be cleared to contest the the Kibra by-election.

He was, however, not cleared for the contest, on grounds that his name does not appear in the voter register that was used during the 2017 elections. 

Mariga described the shocking disqualification as a sad day since, according to him, he was a duly registered as a voter.

Khalwale's spirited attempts to have Mariga cleared during the presentation of his credentials fell flat.

The officer present insisted that the matter could not be adjudicated at that stage, and advised them to raise their issues to the IEBC tribunal.

For one to be allowed to contest a political seat in the country, they are required to be registered voters.