The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has moments ago forwarded a list containing 241 names of aspirants eyeing various political seats that are ineligible to vie for the seats in the August 8th general elections to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). This is in a bid to block the 241 aspirants who are facing various corruption cases from contesting in the August 9 polls.
Some of the reasons that were raised by the anti-graft body include corruption allegations, questionable academic qualifications, failure to resign from public service before the deadline which was on February 9, 2022, abuse of office among reasons.
In the letter as seen by Kenyans.co.ke, according to EACC, the 241 that have been barred to vie for the various seats include outgoing Murang'a governor Mwangi Wa Iria, Evans Kidero, Kirinyaga's Anne Mumbi Waiguru and former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko. The above are said to have failed the integrity test owing to active corruption cases that are still pending against them.
According to EACC, they were blocked from competeling for the political seats for failure to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution of Kenya.
The list also contains other big names such as, Uasin Gishu Woman Rep Gladys Boss Shollei, former CAS Chris Obure, Sirisia MP John Waluke, Teso South parliamentary hopeful Sospeter Ojamong and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi.
Among the presidential aspirants that were blacklisted are, Wa Iria of Usawa Kwa Wote Party, Republican Party presidential running mate Matayo Jared and Justus Onyango of Justice and Freedom Party.
Those eyeing the gubernatorial seats but have been blacklisted by EACC are: Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki of UDA party, Anne Waiguru of Kenya Kwanza political alliance, Christopher Obure, Richard Leresian Jubilee candidate for Samburu, Former Petroleum CS John Munyes Jubilee candidate for Turkana County, Jeremiah Loro Mukai ODM candidate for Turkana, Kofa Asman ANC candidate for Tana River County and Thuo Mathenge of the New Democrats seeking Nyeri gubernatorial seat.
(Image of Migori Governor Okoth Obado)
(Image of Anne Waiguru)
Senatorial aspirants on the other hand include; Current Migori Governor Okoth Obado eyeing Migori senatorial seat under People's Democratic Party, Lillian Mbogo who is a Jubilee candidate for Embu and Danson Mungata of UDA who is seeking Tana River senate seat.
(Photo of Lilian Mbogo)
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