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EACC tried to lecture Kenyans on electing upright leaders, big mistake

The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission’s attempt to lecture Kenyans on integrity turned sour on Thursday as social media users fired back with bitter criticism.

The commission, through its Twitter account, had blamed voters for electing corrupt leaders.

It also implied that the election of leaders with questionable integrity is undermining the fight against corruption.

Kenyans on Twitter were unforgiving and accused the commission of resorting to blame after failing on its job.

Users put the commission to task for clearing corrupt people to vie for public office.

EACC quickly defined its mandate as issuing recommendations to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which then clears candidates to vie.

Kenyans were unconvinced by the answer and enquired on why EACC’s recommendations on such candidates have never been made public to empower voters make informed choices.

EACC had no explanation for that.

Here is how the discussion went.