NASA and Jubilee strong men among those unfit to hold public office-Human rights group

NASA and Jubilee strong men among those unfit to hold public office-Human rights group

BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,24TH MAY 2017-Strong Men and Women in both Kenyatta and Odinga camps could be locked out of 2017 elections if the report by civil society organizations is anything to go by.The report seen by   details names of  over 20 politicians among them   governors,senators and ,MPS.

Here is the list:  1.Governors Evans Kidero

2. Alfred Mutua,

3.  Hassan Joho

4. Cyprian Awiti

5 Kenneth Lusaka

6. Mwangi wa Iria

7 Okoth Obado,

8.Nairobi Senator, Mike Mbuvi Sonko,

9.Anne Waiguru .

A week ago the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) had  asked  the Office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to  commence  investigations into the integrity of 20 political candidates with questionable characters, to determine their eligibility for holding political office.

On Wednesday, May 24, the commission has made true its threat and has come up with the list presented to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to bar them from contesting.

Other key names  in the list are :MPs Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Alfred Keter (Nandi), Asman Kamama (Tiaty), Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Mathew Lempurkel (Laikipia North), and nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro.

Former Judiciary Chief Registrar, Gladys Boss Sholei, has also been dimmed unfit to run for the Uasin Gishu County Women Representative seat by KNCHR.

The human rights organizations  lists several  allegations including involvement in Ksh 4.6 billion procurement irregularities when he was planning to introduce a city metro transportation system, the infamous bribery allegations of giving Justice Philip Tunoi Ksh 200 million among others.

Machakos County boss, Alfred Mutua, will face off with Wiper party’s Wavinya Ndeti. According to the human rights body, the Machakos County Ambulances that he initiated back in 2013 have come to haunt him as the manner of acquiring the 16 Subaru vehicles raised issues of been bought at Ksh 147.3 million when the exact worth was Ksh 145.3 million. Procurement irregularities also ensued in the construction of Kithimani-Makutano road worth Ksh 568 million.

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