Musyimi calls for vetting of all aspirants eyeing top job
Posted Tuesday, July 24 2012 at 23:30
The character of each presidential aspirant should be screened thoroughly according to Chapter Six of the Constitution before he/she is cleared for the next General Election, Democratic Party hopeful Mutava Musyimi has said.
The Rev Musyimi told Kenyans to be on the look-out for “imposters” masquerading as reformers ahead of the polls.
“Integrity is a core value in leadership and good governance. Kenyans should thoroughly vet all those eyeing the top seat on the basis of their character and content,” he said at Mombasa ACK Memorial Cathedral at the weekend.
The Gachoka MP said he was seeking the presidency on the platform of economic growth, good governance and social sector development.
The Rev Musyimi said that when Parliament resumes its sittings, the Legal committee would summon the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to shed light on electronic voting tender row.
He warned that unless IEBC was transparent and accountable, it stood the risk of plunging the country into another round of political turmoil.
“Let them tell us the history of the companies seeking the tender, when they were incorporated and the reasons for awarding the tender to one of them,” he said.