Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution rendered useless by IEBC

Questions on integrity ignored in IEBC process

Chapter six on ethics in the constitution is now being questioned for playing no role in the process of approving the various candidates. It is now very clear that the clause may not make sense for the third consecutive general election since the current constitution came into force in 2010.

Various leaders facing various suspicious allegations in their ethics have already been approved to run for various positions over the past three days.

Among them is Sirisia MP John Walukhe who has been approved despite being convicted of corruption before appealing. Walukhe had been sentenced to 69 years in prison or a fine of 1 billion Kenyan shilings.

In the Kapseret constituency, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has been approved despite various allegations of forgery of academic credentials.

In Busia, Governor Sospeter Ojaamong will run for the Teso South Parliamentary seat despite being among the governors who have been prosecuted for alleged embezzlement of public funds.

Various other leaders are expected to appear before the IEBC after the Madaraka Day with all signs indicating that no wrongdoing or allegations could prevent a person from being in the ballot.

Some of the allegations that have been ignored include murder, embezzlement, forgery of documents and corruption which on the basis of chapter six affect the ethics of a person holding public office. The question is Does that clause make any sense?

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