Kang’ata was cleared along with his running mate Winnie Mwangi, who had earlier been barred from vying after IEBC determined that she had failed to resign within the legal deadlines.
According to reports, Ms Mwangi did not resign by February 9 in violation of the Elections Act, which requires public officers seeking elective seats to resign six months before an election.
She was a lecturer at the University of Nairobi for more than 25 years before being chosen as Kang’ata’s running mate.
Kang’ata, who was swift to respond, attributed the mishap to malice, claiming that candidates in the race had banded together to undermine her bid.
Kang’ata said his camp has evidence that his deputy resigned on time, and that the matter wouldl be solved in good time.