The ethics and anti corruption commission is increasingly under pressure from a section of the civil society to tighten its grip on the leaders who are preparing to contest for the various elective seats in the coming general elections; the task being to ensure that leaders who are having question marks over their integrity do not vie.
The latest leader to be mentioned in this category is Kimilili constituency MP Hon Didmus Barasa. A civil society organization has made a move to have the UDA party MP barred from contesting in the August general elections due to alleged integrity issues.
However, the vocal Western Kenya MP has come out to issue remarks on the same saying that those who are against his candidature won't succeed. He argued that a Kimilili Court threw out the assault case against him even as he insisted that the move won't work.
"People should relax. A certain non governmental organization wishes that I should not participate in the coming ELECTIONS for slapping (musician) Steve Kay. The case collapsed in a KIMILILI LAW COURT long ago," he said.
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