Draft Bill lowers integrity threshold for candidates
09 August 2012, 14:57
Nairobi - Political candidates contesting during the 2013 general elections will be spared intense scrutiny of their character after a Bill to enforce integrity was stripped of mandatory vetting by the public, The Standard reports.
Key State organs earlier detailed to vet the candidates and prospective appointees to public offices have also been sidelined under the published Leadership and Integrity Bill.
The Bill cleared by the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution(CIC) had compelled those seeking an appointment or election to a State office to obtain a certificate of compliance in line with Chapter Six of the Constitution.
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