Religious leaders accuses IEBC of complacency

Religious leaders have accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of complacency in determining candidates to vie in the August 8 polls.

At a press conference in Nairobi on Thursday, the clerics said the electoral commission was undermining the EACC by allowing tinted candidates to run.

“The IEBC at least owes Kenyans an explanation on why people cited by the EACC, an agency with a mandate to check integrity have been casually given certificates to contest,” National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) General Secretary Canon Peter Karanja said on behalf of all religious groups present including catholic bishops and Muslims.

This follows decision by Electoral Commission to grant certificates 106 candidates despite being listed as being under investigation for corruption.

Of the 106, those that the EACC is investigating are 11 contesting for governor, one for Senate, two for County Woman Representative, 13 for MP, and 14 for the Member of the County Assembly.

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