Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) faults Kenyans for electing corrupt officials in government despite their advice.
The agency said in a statement released on Tuesday, that Kenyans vote for candidates based on ethnic affiliation and bribery.
Further, the commission revealed that Kenyan mwananchi share the blame for the prevalence of corruption in Kenya.
The commission said it had dutifully delivered its mandate by submitting a list of 241 aspirants with unresolved integrity questions to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Also, they have supported integrity petitions in court and Kenyans should now take it from there and do their part.
The commission also said that if Kenyans vote for unethical persons, they will plunder your resources. They will not support anti-corruption initiatives, they will not practice impartiality in decision-making, they will not serve public interest and will be unaccountable. They urged Kenyans to undertake moral and ethical evaluation of all candidates and vote for those who are suitable.
Eliud Wabukala EACC chairperson,said that Kenyans should stop the vicious cycle of electing corrupt leaders. He also said that it is wise and cheaper to tame corruption by electing people of integrity who will not require the country to spend a lot of public resources fighting their corrupt deeds.
It is the role of Kenyans to ensure they put leaders of integrity in office during the coming elections to ensure they get better services and development..