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Nakuru Politician Locked Out of August Polls Due to Corruption

Another blow has been witnessed in Azimio Coalition as one of its popular politician in Nakuru county is locked out of August general election due to corruption cases.

According to media reports, the popular outgoing Nakuru Town West Member of Parliament Honourable Samuel Otara Arama will not contest the August 9, 2022 General Elections over integrity issues.

Senior Principal Magistrate in Nakuru court had initially dismissed the case citing lack of evidence against the MP and his co-accused.

“I hereby acquit the three accused persons under Section 210 and order their cash bail of Ksh.1 million deposited in court to be refunded to them,” the Milimani Law Court Chief Magistrate ruled at the time.

EACC officials explained that they had received a number of complaints from members of the public after the legislator acquired land belonging to the government.

On the other hand, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji on Sunday approved EACC to charge the MP with six counts regarding his acquisition of a plot in Nakuru municipality Block6/95.

The charges are abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud, making a document without authority, uttering a document with intent to deceive, misleading an investigator and obtaining registration of land by false pretence.

As a consequence stands, Mr. Arama is locked out of the August polls over corruption. We cannot fault the returning officer for declining to register Arama. He acted within the law,” the dispute resolution agency ruled.

The fate of Mr Arama was sealed this week following last week’s judgement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) dispute resolution agency that he could not be cleared to vie for the parliamentary seat due to corruption.

Mr. Arama has been eloquent politician in Nakuru county and a strong member of Jubilee party, the party which is currently under Azimio Coalition.

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