The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja to contest for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in the August election.

The commission gave Sakaja and his running mate James Muchiri the nod to contest for the Nairobi governor’s seat on the UDA party ticket on Tuesday.

Sakaja submitted his documents on Tuesday at the Kasarani Sports Complex and his application was approved by the commission.

"I hereby certify that Johnson Arthur Sakaja has been validly registered as a potential county governor in the elections to be held on August 9," Nairobi County Returning Officer said.

After getting the green light to contest in the August election, Sakaja took to his social media accounts to say he was unstoppable.

"Our march is unstoppable, our faith unshakeable and our victory is inevitable we must make Nairobi work," Sakaja said.

He appealed to Nairobi residents not to vote along tribal lines but to vote for leaders who have their interests at heart.

“Nairobi residents should avoid looking at tribe when voting. Let’s vote for leaders who have the interest of Nairobi at heart,” the senator said.

But this comes amid days of controversy surrounding his degree certificate and whether he had completed his university education as the papers he presented to IEBC remain unclear.