The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) enlisted a list of 241 aspirants for various elective seats to be barred by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) contesting for political positions over flaring graft cases against them.
According to the letter addressed to IEBC (Chief Executive Officer, Marjan Hussein), EACC chief executive officer Twalib Mbarak, noted that three presidential and deputy presidential aspirants, 61 governor and deputy governor aspirants, 19 women rep aspirants, 58 MP aspirants, and 94 MCA aspirants ought to be edged out of the contest over conviction and failed integrity test allegations.
“Requirements for a person to qualify as a candidate for different elective positions are set out in various laws including the constitution, Elections Act, leadership and Integrity Act and various subsidiary legislation which these aspirants have not met” the letter reads.
Speaking on Thursday 2nd, June 2022 during an exclusive interview at TV47 Kenya, Kamau Kamau (Senior Political Analyst) argued that Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto ought to be barred from vying in the forthcoming presidential contest.
Kamau wondered why DP Ruto’s name was missing on the list of presidential candidates who are not supposed to vie for elective positions on failed integrity test grounds.
“When I saw the EACC list of aspirants with Integrity issues, I wondered why William Ruto’s name was not there because we know of Muteshi’s land” he said.
In a quick rebuttal, Peter Muchendu argued that EACC is aimed at witch-hunting and trivializing people who are yet to be sieved through court processes.
“Let us not witch-hunt and trivialize people who you have not been taken through the court process because this country is not a banana republic. This issue of parading people in newspapers and social media is a shout rematch without legal background” Peter Muchendu defended Ruto against Kamau Kamau’s remarks.
William Ruto is set to face off Azimio – One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga among other candidates for the country’s top seat on August 9, 2022.