EACC Forwards 241 Names of Ineligible Aspirants to IEBC [FULL LIST]

  • File photo of Kenyans in a queue waiting to cast their vote in a past election.
    File photo of Kenyans in a queue waiting to cast their vote in the 2017 General Election.
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  • The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to block 241 aspirants from contesting in the August 9 polls.

    In a letter seen by Kenyans.co.ke, EACC says the 241 including outgoing Murang'a governor Mwangi Wa Iria, former Nairobi governors Mike Sonko and Evans Kidero, and Kirinyaga's Anne Mumbi Waiguru, failed the integrity test owing to active cases and investigations against them.

    The EACC noted that it had blacklisted them for failing to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    "Following integrity verification of 21,863 aspirants for elective offices, EACC has identified 241 with outstanding integrity issues and forwarded the report to IEBC. EACC considers the 241 to have fallen short of the moral and ethical standards for election to public office," EACC stated.

    Murang'a Governor, Mwangi Wa Iria Addressing People in Murang'a. Undated
    Murang'a Governor, Mwangi Wa Iria Addressing People in Murang'a. Undated
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    Other notable names in the list include former CAS Chris Obure, Uasin Gishu Woman Rep Gladys Boss Shollei, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Sirisia MP John Waluke, and Teso South parliamentary hopeful Sospeter Ojaamong.

    Presidential Aspirants

    Those blacklisted include Wa Iria of Usawa Kwa Wote Party, Justus Onyango of Justice and Freedom Party and Republican Party presidential running mate Matayo Jared.

    Gubernatorial Aspirants

    They include Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki of UDA, Anne Waiguru, Christopher Obure, Thuo Mathenge of the New Democrats seeking Nyeri seat, Jeremiah Loro Mukai ODM candidate for Turkana, Richard Leresian Jubilee candidate for Samburu, Former Petroleum CS John Munyes Jubilee candidate for Turkana County and Kofa Asman ANC candidate for Tana River County.

    Senatorial Aspirants

    Migori Governor Okoth Obado eyeing Migori senatorial seat under People's Democratic Party, Danson Mungata UDA candidate seeking Tana River senate seat, Lillian Mbogo Jubilee candidate for Embu.

    National Assembly

    John Waluke (Sirisia), Jonah Mburu (Lari), Samuel Arama ( Nakuru Town West), Fredrick Odhiambo (Ugunja), James Gakuya (Embakasi North), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills among others.

    Some of the reasons raised by the anti-graft body include corruption allegations, failure to resign from public service before the February 9, 2022, deadline, questionable academic qualifications and abuse of office among reasons.

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