KENYAN ELECTORAL BODY RECEIVES REPORT ON 106 CASES FROM ANTI-GRAFT COMMISSION

NAIROBI, Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says it has received 106 cases from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) with regard to enforcement of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

The IEBC said in a statement here Thursday that it would act on the cases which included candidates who have regissteredc to contest different positions from national to ward level in the Aug 8 general election.

According to IEBC requirements, candidates must meet set moral and ethical requirements under Kenya’s Leadership and Integrity Act, must also not have been found to have abused or misused State or public office or contravened Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Included in the EACC report are 11 county governors, one senator, two women county representatives, 13 Members of Parliament and 14 Members of County Assemblies (MCAs). Those with pending cases are six governors, two senators, one woman representative, nine MPs and 23 MCAs. Those who have been found culpable are one governor, one senator and three MPs.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chibikati said in the statement that based on the report, the IEBC had written to EACC to seek for more information and clarification.

The electoral body has also contacted the Commission for University Education with regard to cases of questionable academic qualifications and the Public Service Commission and the Judicial Service Commission for clarification in respect to former State and public officers.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK