IEBC To Explore Possibility Of Barring Candidates With Integrity Issues From Contesting
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the anti-graft body will agree on eligibility of aspirants seeking political seats ahead of the General Elections.
IEBC has submitted a document to Parliament, proposing amendments to the Election Regulations, which will give Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), to clear candidates.
Under the proposed regulations, candidates must obtain a ‘certified’ clearance certificate from EACC to contest.
The two agencies said they will hold a meeting to decide on the matter and advice on the way forward.
“We have presented the regulations to guide nominations anyone who will be caught in this will be free to come to the commission,” CEO Ezra Chiloba said.
IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebukati, Joseph Boinnet Inspector General of Police and Chief Justice David Maraga will also hold a meeting at Ufungamano House to address the issue on election preparedness.
The meeting which has been organized by the Multi Sectoral Forum, will bring together leaders of different faiths and members of civil society to discuss matters on electoral reforms.