War on Graft: Wa Iria, Sonko, Kidero, Waiguru Red-Listed By EACC Over Integrity

War on Graft: Wa Iria, Sonko, Kidero, Waiguru Red-Listed By EACC Over Integrity

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,1ST JUNE,2022-The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has written to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) over the integrity of 241 aspirants including three in the Presidential Race.

In a letter addressed to the electoral body’s Chief Executive Officer Marjan Hussein, the anti-graft body listed candidates for various elective seat have failed the integrity test that may bar them from the August elections.

EACC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Twalib Mbarak indicated that among notable candidates who have been listed include Presidential aspirants Justus Juma, Jared Obwogi and Mwangi Wa Iria.

Other aspirants red listed include Mike Sonko, Evans Kidero, Ann Waiguru, Martin Wambora and Muthomi Njuki.

A majority have pending court cases which might avail an avenue for them to escape being locked out of the general election.

Wa Iria might escape being barred as his case is still pending in court.

Investigations established that the Aspirant was culpable. However, the aspirant has not taken plea due to a stay order in Muranga High Court Petition No.2 of 2016. The matter is pending in court,” Mbarak stated.

In the gubernatorial contest, Tharaka Nithi Muthomi Njuki and Garissa Governor Ali Korane are also among the 63 listed candidates.

For Sonko, Korane and Kidero their cases are still pending in court, and they have not been convicted with the charges against them.

For the Kirinyanga Governor however she has been found culpable of abuse of office.

“The Commission received allegations that the Aspirant abused her office by irregular receipt of travel imprests amounting to Kshs. 10,634,614/= for trips that were non-existent or not official. The investigation established culpability on the part of the aspirant and a recommendation to charge made,”said Mubarak.

In the senatorial race six candidates have been red listed including Kiambu senatorial hopeful under United Democratic Alliance candidate Karungo wa Thangwa and Tana River candidate Danston Mungatana.

For the Women Representative Seat 19 candidates have been listed with notable candidates being United Democratic Alliance candidate for Uasin Gishu Gladys Shollei .

Sirisia MP John Walukhe has led the list of MPs aspirants who risk being barred from contesting after he was convicted and found guilty on three counts of corruption.

Walukhe was however cleared to run for the seat by the poll agency.

Other notable candidates in the list include Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua who is vying for the Mwala MP seat his counterpart from Busia Sospeter Ojaamong who is vying for the Teso South MP have been listed although their cases are pending in court.

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