Aspiring politicians with criminal records are now the point of focus by Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR).
Yesterday, the KNCHR requested the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to launch investigations into the integrity of 20 political candidates with questionable characters.
According to KNCHR, DPP needs to determine their eligibility for holding political office.
Migori Governor, Okoth Obado, MPs David Gikaria and Tirus Ngahu of Nakuru Town West and Kangema constituencies respectively, Rarieda parliamentary aspirants Otiende Amollo and Neto Adhola, Isiolo North parliamentary aspirant Hussein Tene Dabosa were listed as some of the politicians who should be investigated as soon as possible.
KNCHR further noted that the party primaries were marred with malpractices with ODM party leading ion violence while Jubilee party on the other hand led in voter bribery.
Those found guilty according to KNCHR they should be barred from taking part as aspirant politician in August elections.
“Action must be taken against parties and candidates who did not adhere to the primaries process, including de-registration of implicated parties or barring of implicated candidates from further participation in the ongoing electoral process,” said KNCHR Chairperson, Kagwira Mbogori.