National Integrity Alliance (NIA) is a citizen-centred integrity and anti-corruption coalition comprising of Transparency International-Kenya,Inuka Kenya ni Ṣiṣi,Mzalendo Trust,The Institute For Social Authority(TISA) and The Kenya National Human Rights Commission. NIA Red Card Campaign 2022 is an initiative aiming at barring individuals with questionable integrity from ascending to public office.
The National Integrity Alliance has provided the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) with a list of political leaders who should be barred from running for any leadership position in the August 9th General Election. "Integrity Alliance tells IEBC that Rigati, Sonko, Waiguru, and Babu Owino should not be allowed to run," Citizen TV posted on its Facebook page.
The National Integrity Alliance has issued red cards to senior Kenyan politicians seeking more political power in the 2018 national elections. The federation did not identify who wanted the presidency, but it did issue red cards for lack of integrity to the Kirinyaga United Democratic Alliance Party's candidate and other prominent executives.
The August 9th general election is speedily nearing, however, some potential political leaders might miss in the ballot box because of unconstitutional crimes and offences they committed, therefore, they have been deemed unsuitable to contest for any appointive or elective seats in the upcoming August 9th polls.
A lobbying group has identified 25 leaders who, in their opinion, should be disqualified from the August 9 elections. The National Integrity Alliance has given the candidates a red card because they face corruption and other criminal charges in court. Rigathi Gachagua, a member of parliament from Mathira and the running mate of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance for the presidency, is among the notable candidates.
The National Integrity Alliance (NIA) was forbidden from running in August, including Rigathi Gachagua, Deputy president of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, and Mike Sonko, aspiring Mombasa governor. Rigathi Gachagua and Mike Sonko will join Kiringaga Governor Ann Waiguru, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, former Nairobi MP Evans Kidero, and Cape Town MP Oscar Sudi as members of the Kenyan delegation.
Another big blow to Kenya Kwanza alliance is loading as its deputy presidential candidate Hon. Rigathe Gachagua now declared unfit to vie for any political seat in coming August general election. According to National Integrity Alliance (NIA) of Kenya, approximately 25 politicians vying for different political seats are not legible due to various reasons like; Corruption cases, misuse of public office among others.
The national Integrity and alliance wants political leaders inclusive of William Ruto's deputy presidential candidate, Hon. Rigathi Gachagua and Mombasa County Governor aspirant, Hon. Mike Sonko blocked from contesting in August 9th general elections. Rigathi and Sonko were announced on Sunday 22nd May 2022 as part of this year’s National Integrity Alliance Red Card Campaign which aims to bar individuals with questionable integrity from being elected into public office in the August General Election.