Kidero slams anti-graft body for scheming to block him from contesting August polls
Nairobi County Governor Dr Evans Kidero has hit out at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for trying to play politics with issues of integrity in order to block him and certain politicians from contesting the August 8 polls.
Addressing the media on Saturday at Mwangaza Seventh Day Adventist Church in Kayole, Nairobi, Dr Kidero also said that he is not the subject of any investigations, adding that three weeks ago he received clearance from the anti-corruption agency giving him a clean bill of health.
“It has come to my attention that EACC has given a document to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) with my name claiming that I have got issues with integrity. They are playing politics because three weeks ago I got my letter of clearance from the same agency,” Kidero said.
“I do not have any investigations going on that I am aware of. Neither have I been charged in a court of law and according to fair administration of justice, if you are being investigated you need to be told so. No such thing has been been done on me,” he added.
He added that apart from the clearance from EACC, he also has clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), a certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and so he reads mischief in the continued trailing by the agency, terming it a political witch hunt.
“I have clearance from the revenue authority, a certificate of good conduct from DCI and so to come around and say that there are issues of integrity that is being cheeky,” said Kidero.
Governor Kidero further claimed that the agency was working at the behest of their masters who were hell bent on seeing him out of the coming general elections saying that accusations that have been levelled against him do not hold water.
Dr Kidero praised the IEBC for clearing him to defend his seat but urged them to conduct their duties with utmost professionalism and deliver an election that would respect the will of the over 19 million registered voters and the country at large.