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Ruto Camp's New Law Proposal That Seeks to Bar Gachagua From Office if This Happens

DP Rigathi Gachagua is among the top state officials who will be barred from accessing their offices once charged for graft should a new law being developed by President William Ruto's handlers succeed.

At the moment, Section 62 (6) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003, protects elected leaders and independent officeholders from stepping aside when charged with graft.

But Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa has sponsored the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2022 bill, which seeks to compel the DP, governors, senators, MPs, judges and holders of independent offices to leave their office once charged.

Only the President, Ruto in this case, is immune to the contents of the proposed law, which the star reports is one of his attempts to tighten the noose around the corrupt as per his campaign promises.

“Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, where a state officer is under investigation for or has been charged with corruption or economic crime, the commission may, by an ex parte application in the High Court, seek an order barring the officer from accessing his or her office,” the bill reads in part.

The bill seeks to empower the EACC, which will have the final decision on whether the changed persons have the ability to interfere with their cases and evidence before locking them out of office.

The move comes as among Ruto's attempts to crush graft, after his opponents, during the campaigns, questioned his ability to fight corruption, on grounds that he too is corrupt.

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Anti-Corruption Kikuyu Kimani Ichungwa New Law Proposal That Seeks Rigathi Gachagua


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