Politics in Kenya is a ‘tricky’ affair. Politicians promise ‘heaven’ yet very few deliver on their promise. Some of these politicians have even been accused of failing the integrity test yet no action is taken. In a bid to address some of the loopholes, Kenya has formed a multi-agency task force whose role is to vet political aspirants in the coming general election.
The agency, which comprises the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Office of the Attorney General and the Countries Electoral body, is tasked with ensuring compliance with the leadership and integrity clause in the Kenyan constitution. Will this new initiative work or will politicians buy their way out? Many Kenyans hope the agency lives up to its mandate.
In our #MyVoterStory segment, we feature Damaris Mutile, a 23-year-old law student who says she will consider integrity as the main criteria as she casts her vote in the August poll.