In Summary

  • These are the 16,140 people who had presented “self-declaration” forms to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission by Wednesday.

  • EACC Chairman Eliud Wabukala said vetting is underway to ensure only those nominees deemed corruption-free make it to public office.

More than 16,000 nominees seeking various positions in this year’s General Election are now at the mercy of the anti-corruption watchdog, hoping it finds them suitable to hold public office.

These are the 16,140 people who had presented “self-declaration” forms to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission by Wednesday.

EACC Chairman Eliud Wabukala said vetting is underway to ensure only those nominees deemed corruption-free make it to public office.

“The commission is verifying the information to determine the suitability of the aspirants to vie for various seats,” he said. Eleven presidential nominees, three who want to be deputy president, 263 seeking county governor positions and 81 others who want to be deputy governors have presented their papers to the agency.

Others aspirants are: 333 for Senate seats, 361 for woman representatives, 1,964 seeking National Assembly seats and 12,913 who want to be members of county assemblies.

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