IEBC clears ODM Malindi candidate despite forgery claims
08 February 2016, 14:13
Nairobi - The IEBC has cleared ODM's Willy Baraka Mtengo to vie for Malindi MP
amid reports he forged his academic papers to secure employment.
According to the Daily Nation, Presiding
officer Stephen Karani said that there was no evidence to prove that the ODM candidate was in the wrong at this juncture.
"We are treating the issue as a mere
rumour. If he has issues of integrity he should be probed by the EACC
and the Education ministry," he is quoted as saying.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is expected to verify candidates' documents before clearing them.
Read also: EACC clears Waiguru ahead of 2017 polls
The Star also reported that Labour Party's Attas Shariff was
also cleared to contest for the seat in the by-election set for March
The seat fell vacant after Mr Dan Kazungu, an ODM MP, was
nominated Mining Cabinet Secretary by President Uhuru Kenyatta in
November last year.
candidate Phillip Charo is also expected to appear before the IEBC to
get clearance to contest the seat. Other candidates also to be cleared
by IEBC are David Mangi of Shirikisho party and Nelson Gunga of the
Federal Party of Kenya.
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