Governor Ruto blasts IEBC over clearance requirements
Bomet Governor, Isaac Ruto, has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to come clean over some of the requirements they demand on aspirants seeking clearance to run for various positions during the forthcoming General Election.
Speaking at Kapsenda in Kipkelion East Constituency during his Chama Cha Mashinani party campaigns, Ruto said that some of the requirements were not necessary because most of the candidates were using a lot of money travelling to and from Nairobi to seek the said documents, a thing which he claimed was a waste of resources and time.
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Ruto added that documents like the Higher Education Loans Board and Credit Reference Bureau clearance certificates among others should be restricted to candidates who studied in the Universities and those with loans from lending institutions respectively.
“There are documents that are not necessary like the CRB, HELB clearance certificates yet some of us never went to the University. Let them ask only those who went to the University,” said Governor Ruto.
The CCM party leader said that there was no law barring anybody from contesting for any seat.
“The law says that everyone has a right to enjoy his/her political right. Everyone can contest for any political seat unless he/she is behind bars like Kamiti Maximum Prison,” added Ruto.
Written by Ronald Kibet