I smell a rat in EACC se­lec­tion – Mu­davadi

‘This is the be­gin­ning of the rig­ging of the elec­tion. They owe us an ex­pla­na­tion’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties | Western - JOHN NALIANYA @jon­a­liash

The Jubilee gov­ern­ment is plot­ting to post­pone the elec­tion, Amani leader Musalia has said.

“There is no doubt there is some­thing fishy go­ing on, es­pe­cially given the man­ner in which com­mis­sion­ers for the elec­toral agency were se­lected,” he said.

Mu­davadi spoke dur­ing a funds drive in Lwan­danyi, Bun­goma county, on Satur­day.

The re­cruit­ment of a new elec­toral com­mis­sion boss has been stopped tem­po­rar­ily af­ter the EACC failed to clear the five short­listed can­di­dates.

Mu­davadi said the se­lec­tion panel owes Kenyans an ex­pla­na­tion on what the EACC’s role is in stop­ping in­ter­views for short­listed chair­per­sons.

Mu­davadi said the pro­ce­dure used to select the team was flawed. He said, “This is the start of rig­ging the elec­tion.” Mu­davadi said the se­lec­tion panel should have sought con­cur­rent clear­ance from the KRA, EACC and DCI be­fore an­nounc­ing the shortlist.

“If in­deed only one can­di­date was found suit­able, why not sub­ject the per­son to an in­ter­view be­fore read­ver­tis­ing?” he said

Mu­davdi urged the se­lec­tion panel to come clean on whether it is work­ing un­der duress or “at the be­hest of ex­ter­nal forces”.

KEN ANDIEMA

Amani leader Musalia Mu­davadi re­ceives a do­na­tion from Wanyama Che­busiri dur­ing a fundrais­er­for Lwan­danyi Sec­ondary School in Sirisia con­stituency on Satur­day /

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