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On EACC radar

 A number of Ukambani political aspirants in the upcoming general elections have been flagged by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission as having integrity questions.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left) has been flagged by EACC over integrity queries. Others on the list are Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and Makueni Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau. In total, EACC has written to IEBC over 241 candidates that need further probe to determine their suitability for vying for public office. Photo/FILE

The EACC asks IEBC to consider a report sent to it while assessing the suitability of the said candidates.

The list touches on serving and former governors and members of parliament from across the country.

Top on the list is twice impeached former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who is vying for Mombasa gubernatorial seat on a Wiper party ticket.

After he was impeached by the Nairobi County Assembly, the Senate upheld the impeachment. His turning to court turned futile since the Court of Appeal dismissed his application, effectively upholding the impeachment.

Sonko was accused of conspiracy to defraud, conflict of interest, money laundering and abuse of office.

Others in the list of “The Undesirables” include Machakos governor Dr Alfred Mutua and Makueni deputy governor Ms Adelina Mwau.

Mutua is vying for Mwala MP seat while Mwau is going for woman representative post in her county.

The EACC accuses Dr Mutua of wasting taxpayers’ money when his county bought second hand Subaru cars totalling KSh 47Million.

While acting for Hon Marcus Muluvi and Julius Nyamai Ndunga who are independent candidates vying for Kitui East MP seat, former LSK Chairman Eric Mutua has written to the IEBC objecting the clearance of Millitonic Mwendwa Kimanzi Kitute “based on the facts and grounds disclosed in the attached Form 1 of the Schedule”.

They accuse Kitute of having been charged with various offences relating to corruption. The cases were all heard in Makadara Chief Magistrate’s Court in 2007. “Kindly let us know whether he was convicted in any way or the other case and if so, provide us with copies of the judgement (s) if available”, wrote the former LSK Chairman Eric Mutua in a letter addressed to the EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak dated May 26 this year.


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