The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has launched investigations against a number of public officers two days after a Kenyan Diaspora lobby group wrote to them asking for a number of MPs to be investigated over dual Citizenship. In a press release dated the 3rd of October, EACC has stated that they have launched investigations to verify these allegations.
The commission has also promised to take action against the legislators found guilty in accordance to the law. this would mean the Mps would be removed from office for violating chapter six of the Kenyan Constitution.
PRESS STATEMENT : On violation of the Chapter Six of the Constitution on dual citizenship by State and Public Officers. @NationBreaking @TheStarKenya @NTVnewsroom @KTNNewsKE @BreakingNewsKE @K24Tv @KBCChannel1 @PeopleDailyKe @StandardKenya @dailynation pic.twitter.com/o9qUxiGAHs
— EACC (@EACCKenya) October 3, 2019
In a letter to the anti-graft agency dated 1st, October 2019, activist Okiya Omtatah had ordered for the audit of all members of parliament while choosing 11 members of parliament among them Aden Duale of Garissa as persons of Interest.
Omtatah had said two senators were American citizens, while eight members of the National Assembly and a former MP, who currently holds a top position in a parastatal, also have dual citizenship.
“The Constitution expressly prohibits Members of Parliament from possessing dual nationality if it was acquired through naturalisation,” Omtata stated in the letter addressed to the EACC chairperson Eliud Wabukhala.
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