Kidero dares EACC to block him from vying in election
Nairobi governor Evans Kidero has dared the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to make good its threat to bar him from vying in the August general election over integrity issues.
Dr Kidero on Wednesday challenged the EACC to tell Kenyans what law it’s using to lock him and others aspirants from the race.
The governor’s statement comes after reports that the anti-graft body is pushing to have all governors and members of county assembly locked out of the election if they have been implicated in corruption cases.
“I don’t know what the EACC is talking about. Let them tell us what the law they are using,” said Dr Kidero.
The Governor also warned Jubilee against employing any shenanigans to ensure that he does not retain his seat come August.
He cited the deregistration of the Kidero Foundation and now the matter of integrity issues.
Dr Kidero said there is no provision in law where clearance from the EACC is needed for one to vie for any seat.
Dr Kidero said that he does not have any ongoing cases at the EACC and that all the queries by the auditor general have been cleared both by the Nairobi county assembly and the Senate.
Among those targeted are Governors Evans Kidero (Nairobi), Alfred Mutua (Machakos), Adhi Godana (Isiolo), Adam Nathif (Garissa), Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia) and Mwangi Wa Iria (Murang’a) all of whom have been interviewed by EACC.
But speaking on phone, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula trashed EACC threats and dared the commission to gag Dr Kidero.
He echoed the governor’s statement that no law allows the EACC to clear aspirants.
“If the President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto committed crimes against humanity and they vied, I wonder what bigger cases are there to deny any person from vying for a political seat,” said Mr Wetangula.