Don’t let Kenyans Down: Civil Society Demands Revocation of Clearance Certificates Issued to Aspirants with Integrity Issues

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DON’T LET KENYANS DOWN: CIVIL SOCIETY DEMANDS REVOCATION OF CLEARANCE CERTIFICATES ISSUED TO ASPIRANTS WITH INTEGRITY ISSUES

Nairobi, Thursday June 08, 2017 Four civic organizations have today demanded the revocation of clearance certificates issued to aspirants who have been named on various reports by Chapter Six Vetting Institutions.

Welcoming the decision by Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to submit a list of 106 that should not be cleared by Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the organizers urged the media to play a bigger role in ensuring that citizens make right choices in the forthcoming elections.

The leaders spoke at a forum convened to brief media houses on the #RedCardKE campaign.

Speaking at the forum, Samuel Kimeu of Transparency International Kenya asked that all institutions under the Chapter 6 Working Group should make public reports of their work since the vetting exercise began.

Irungu Houghton of the Society for International Development called on citizens to stand for integrity and RedCard any corrupt and unethical aspirants during campaigns and in the August elections.

The National Integrity Alliance further called on all the vetting institutions under the Chapter 6 Working Group to uphold the right of the public to relevant information on all the unethical candidates listed by the EACC to enable voters to make informed choices on the ballot.

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