Kidero, Sonko, Joho, Waiguru among 20 aspirants ‘redcarded’
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, his Mombasa Counterpart Hassan Joho, Okoth Obado (Migori), Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay), Ken Lusaka (Bungoma), Mwangi Iria (Murang’a) and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua should be barred from contesting in the August general elections- a civil society group has said.
The group has petitioned the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to deny the politicians clearance to run the elections on the basis of corruption, abuse of office, and hate speech.
The alliance, which includes Transparency International, Society for International Development, Mzalendo Trust, and Inuka Trust, submitted the list code-named #Redcard20, to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). It questions the integrity of the politicians named, insisting that they are unfit to hold any public office. IEBC’s communications director, Andrew Limo, confirmed that he had received the petition.
Others targeted include Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko Mbuvi, Kirinyaga aspiring Governor Anne Waiguru, MPs Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Alfred Keter (Nandi), Asman Kamama (Tiaty), Elizabeth Ongoro (nominated), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), and Mathew Lempurkel (Laikipia North).
Also on the list is Uasin Gishu woman representative aspirant Gladys Shollei, former CS Kazungu Kambi, who is contesting the Kilifi governorship, Ochilo Ayacko, who wants to be Migori governor, and Dandora Area II aspiring MCA, Stephen Murathi Kambi.