Lifestyle audits fail own wrong tests

What you need to know:

  • Before the last General Election, a multi-agency task force produced a list of more than 100 people who were running for various political offices but who were found to have failed the integrity test.
  • Despite the list being shared with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, none of them was barred from contesting.

  • At the Judiciary, despite the vetting of judges and magistrates who were in service before the 2010 Constitution, cases of corruption are still rampant.

When Kenyans promulgated the Constitution in August 2010, one of the outstanding features of the new supreme law was that ordinary Kenyans would have a say in determining the suitability of serving and newly appointed State officers.

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