Activists Want Waiguru, Kidero, Alfred Mutua Among Other 20 Politicians Barred From Contesting In August Elections

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Civil society watchdogs have flagged 20 politicians they say should not be allowed to contest in Kenya’s upcoming elections over integrity issues.

The Kenya Integrity Alliance on Wednesday said the politicians have unanswered questions on corruption and unethical conduct

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Two former Cabinet Secretaries and seven governors are among 20 aspirants a section of civil society organizations want barred from running for elective seats in the August 8 General Election.

Ex Cabinet Secretaries Anne Waiguru (Devolution) and Kazungu Kambi (Labour), as well as Governors Evans Kidero (Nairobi), Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay), Kenneth Lusaka (Bungoma), Mwangi wa Iria (Murang’a), Alfred Mutua (Machakos)and Okoth Obado (Migori) are according to a report released by a section of civil society organizations supposed to be barred from seeking political office due to violation of provisions under Chapter Six of the Constitution, the Elections Act, Leadership and Integrity Act among other laws

It also named Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Uasin Gishu Jubilee woman rep nominee Gladys Boss Shollei, Elizabeth Ongoro, George Ochilo Ayako and Mathew Lempurkel.

Others are Moses Luria, Oscar Kipchumba Sudi, Samwel Kazungu Kambi and Stephen Murathi Kambi.

The allegations range from abuse of office to audit queries about finances and participation in violence