Wiper Party claims its Twitter accounts were hacked.
The party also denied plans that it will be fielding a candidate for the Kibra Parliamentary seat in the forthcoming by-election.
Led by former Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the party disowned the candidature of Rapper Jackson Ngechu Makini, aka CMB Prezzo for the race in a statement released to the media houses on Tuesday.
“Our attention has been drawn to reports that the Wiper Democratic Movement-Kenya will be fielding Jackson Ngechu Makini, aka CMB Prezzo, as its candidate for the Kibra Constituency by-election. The true position is that the WDM-K is not fielding any candidate in the by-election,” read the statement in part.
The party also said that it has embarked on a probe into the hacking, adding that it will share more information on the same.
Prezzo has been asked to wait until 2022 to contest for the seat.
In the meantime, footballer McDonald Mariga has been disqualified from the Kibra Parliamentary by-election. The politician was removed from the contest by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) after it was discovered that his name doesn’t feature anywhere in its register.
The new development is a big blow to the Jubilee Party after it fronted him to battle it out with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Candidate Imram Okoth, who is the brother to the late Ken Okoth.
The footballer, who was in the company of ex-Kakamega Senator Bonny Khwalwale among other leaders of Jubilee, was shocked to be turned away from the commission headquarters after he presented his papers.
It emerged that he had not voted in the last general election hence he was considered unqualified for the by-election.
Mariga was considered a project of Deputy President William Ruto but he came forth to clear the allegations.
Mariga has announced his retirement from international football to concentrate on politics.