Persons charged with graft and other economic crimes will be barred from next year’s elections, if MPs approve proposed changes to the laws on elections, leadership and integrity.
Aspirants with active court cases will be locked out from running for the position of President, Member of Parliament, or Member of the County Assembly under the proposed amendments to the Elections and the Leadership and Integrity Acts.
Article 99 of the Constitution disqualifies anyone from being elected a Member of Parliament if the person is subject to a sentence of imprisonment of at least six months.
Among MPs that have faced and are facing graft cases include, Sirisia MP John Waluke, over illegal acquisition of 297 million kenyan shilling in a maize supply deal.
Lugari MP Ayub Savula is facing charges of fraudulently obtaining Sh122 million from the Government Advertising Agency (GAA)
Kibwezi West MP Patrick Musimba is charged with stealing Sh1.1 billion from Chase Bank.
Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter is facing multiple counts related to the forgery of Sh633 million Treasury Bills.
These are among Member of Parliament who have faced the law and awaiting lawmakers on the pending bill