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Gashagua at risk alongside other politicians with pending cases in court

The Civil Society groups are appealing for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC to stop Rigathi Gashagua who is now the deputy presidents' running mate over pending cases in court.

Gashagua was among other 25 politicians that are having pending cases in court over integrity issues and grafts.

Wafula Chebukati who is the head of IEBC was advised by the activists not to clear Rigathi Gashagua to contest for any post in the country.

Those having pending cases in court includes 8 members from United Democratic Alliance and 10 members from Azimo la Umoja One Kenya Alliance.

The list of those having pending cases includes Governor Ann Waigurus of Kirinyaga, Mombasa aspiring governor Mike Sonko, Governor sospeter Ojamong of Busia, Governor Muthomi Nithi of Tharaka Nithi, Mp John Waluke, Aisha Jumwa and Babu owino are also having pending cases in court.

The list also contains Didmus Barasa MP of Kimilili, Cleophas Malala senator of Kakamega and Evans Kidero the former Nairobi governor.

These leaders were defined to be unfit for contesting for any post due to fact that they were charged by cases like breach of public trust, grafts, abuse of the office as well as other offences.

“We have currently filed a petition in court seeking an interpretation on the minimum integrity threshold of candidates seeking appointed positions in public service,” the activists revealed.

This comes after IEBC had moved a petition to stop impeachment of public officials from contesting.

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Aisha Jumwa Cleophas Malala Didmus Barasa Muthomi Nithi Wafula Chebukati

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