Despite the fact that the IEBC had previously defended people found guilty of graft in their desire to seek elective office, the IEBC no longer supports their candidacy. The Court has issued a new decision prohibiting any politician accused of corruption, impeached from office, or with an ongoing corruption case from holding public office or standing for elected office, a move that might derail the plans of Deputy President William Ruto.
Chief Justice Martha Koome has issued a statement informing Kenyans that they should adhere to the rule of law and that any leader with a pending corruption case should not be permitted to run for office until he has been cleared by the court.
"You will continue to be impeached until the impeachment is lifted." According to Koome, when you are sentenced, you remain sentenced until the sentence is overturned.
In response, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) informed the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and the East African Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) that they are willing to cooperate and have already forwarded several names of politicians convicted of corruption or removed from public office to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation for review.
Among the names forwarded is that of Mathira Member of Parliament, Hon. Rigathi Gachagua, in connection with a pending case of 7.4 billion dollars in corruption. Aisha Jumwa, a representative from Malindi, is being investigated for a pending murder case. Sirisia MP John Waluke, UDA Kiambu Senate Aspirant Karungo wa Thangwa, and Oscar Sudi [Kapseret MP], among others.
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