ANTI-GRAFT AND ETHICS AGENCY CEO TWALIB MBARAK CAUTIONS PUBLIC OFFICERS CAMPAIGNING PREMATURELY AHEAD OF 2020 GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Chief Executive Officer, Twalib Mbarak has cautioned serving public officers against engaging in political campaigns prematurely, in contravention of the law, ahead of the 2022 General Elections.

Twalib said that the agency will issue warnings to all officers currently engaged in political campaigns before the stipulated timelines. Public Officers planning to run for political office must resign first, six months before the elections, with the deadline being February 2022.

The anti-graft chief has asked the officers to resign or risk not being cleared by the agency as required by the electoral body, IEBC.

He noted that some aspirants have are already began circulating campaign posters while alleging that it is their followers doing so. He said the aspirants, who are acting in contravention of Section 23 of the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012, must either resign now, or wait to start their campaigns at the stipulated time.
The anti-graft CEO was addressing the media on the sidelines of a Justice Sector Stakeholders’ workshop currently taking place in Mombasa.

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