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Should Corrupt Individuals Seek Elective Positions?

Majority of Kenyans want corrupt individuals barred from seeking elective positions. The latest report by Transparency International shows that Kenyans are generally against having the names of individuals with questionable character at the ballot.

From the survey, the non-governmental organization noted that ethical leadership is undetermined by lack of citizen's knowledge on existing constitutional and legal mechanisms established to prevent candidates with questionable integrity from running for public and state offices.

To promote integrity in leadership in Kenya, the study recommends that relevant government agencies mandated to promote ethical leadership, including the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC), the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and civil society organization priotize sensitization of the public on established constitutional, legal and institutional frameworks that advocate for ethical leadership in Kenya.

A survey conducted between 2nd and 5th February shows that Kenyans want IEBC to be the final institution to clear candidates to elective leadership positions after vetting by other institutions and government departments.

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