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Okiya Omtatah moves to court to block Waiguru and other top 15 Politicians from contesting the August 9 General Election

Okiya Omtatah moves to court to block Ann Waiguru and other top 15 Politicians from contesting in the August 9 General Election.

The Sixteen politicians could be barred from contesting for any seat in the August 9 General Election if the High Court allows a petition filed by activist Okiya Omtatah. 

The human rights activist moved to court seeking to have persons with integrity issues blocked by the electoral commission from contesting in the forthcoming election. 

Omtatah regretted that many people adversely mentioned in the theft of public funds had also presented themselves to the electorates seeking various positions. 

In his petition, the activist argued that the legal presumption of innocence until proven guilty should not apply when it comes to the clearance of political aspirants. 

Politicians who risk being locked out Should the petition sail through, 16 politicians currently on the radar of the anti-corruption over graft allegations involving a combined KSh 10 billion will be barred from contesting. 

They include 

1. Anne Waiguru-Kirinyaga governor 

2. Muthomi Njuki- Tharaka Nithi governor 

3. Ali Korane-Garissa governor 

4. Okoth Obado-Migori governor 

5. Moses Lenolkulal- Samburu governor 

6. Sospeter Ojaamong- Busia governor 

7. Jonah Mburu-Lari MP 

8. Pavel Oimeke-Bonchari MP 

9. Rigathi Gachagu- Mathira MP 

10. Aduma Owuor-Nyakach MP 

11. James Gakuya- Embakasi North MP 

12. Ayub Savula-Lugari MP 

13. Moses Kuria- Gatundu South 

14. John Waluke- Sirisia MP 

15. Alfred Keter-Nandi Hills MP  

16. Christopher Lang’at- Bomet senator 

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