The Court has dealt a blow to Mathira Member of Parliament Hon Rigathi Gachagua among other leaders vying yet has been accused of corruption as the Independent Electorate and Boundaries Commission agrees to cooperate.
Despite the IEBC earlier defending those found with graft on their decision to run for elective posts. The Court has issued a new order barring any leader who is accused of corruption, impeached from office pr has a pending corruption case in court from holding public office or running for an elective post a move that might wreck Deputy President William Ruto's plan.
Chief Justice Martha Koome has issued a statement informing that Kenyans should adhere to the rule of law and that any leader who has a pending case of corruption should not be allowed to vie for an elective post until he is cleared by the Court.
“You remain impeached until that impeachment is lifted. When you are sentenced, you are sentenced until the sentence is set aside,” Koome has said.
In response, the IEBC has informed that they are willing to cooperate and have already forwarded several names of politicians caught with corruption or impeached from public offices to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and the EACC for vetting.
Among names forwarded is that of Mathira Member of Parliament Hon Rigathi Gachagua over a pending case of 7.4 Billion graft. Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa over a pending murder case. Sirisia MP John Waluke, UDA Kiambu Senate Aspirant Karungo wa Thangwa, Oscar Sudi[Kapseret MP] among others.
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