Moses Kuria against resigning government officials to join politics

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has proposed changes to the electoral law that require officials interested in political seats to resign six months before the elections.

In a statement released Thursday, January 6, Kuria, who is the leader of the Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party, observed that TBENs who have resigned their jobs to run for office are making a big bet.

The second-term lawmaker added that the law should allow them to take sabbaticals and participate in elections. The lawmaker further notes that if they win, they should give up their jobs and come back if they lose.

“To jeopardize our policy for professionals, everyone in the private and public sectors should have time off to allow them to compete. If they win, they give up. If they lose, they go back to their jobs, ”Kuria noted.

ODM Chief Raila Odinga visits Gatundu Sud MP Moses Kuria at Karen Hospital on Tuesday, October 5


He went on to explain that if things remained as they are, TBEN would have to settle for bad leaders whose “highest qualification is a driver’s license”.

As it stands, public officials interested in elective positions in the next general elections are required to resign six months at the polls.

TBEN’s Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had asked officials to step down by February 9, 2022 to pursue their political interests.

However, on January 5, 2022, Judge Monica Mbaru of the Labor and Labor Relations Court ordered the suspension of the article of the electoral law providing for the compulsory resignation of civil servants.

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“That in the meantime and to enable the service of the IEBC and the Attorney General, the IEBC, its agents, servants and employees hereby refrain from prohibiting any public official from standing for elected office in the ‘general elections scheduled for August 9, 2022, unless they resign their functions by February 8, 2022, or as ordered by this court, “she ordered.

Mbaru issued the order following a request by Julius Wainaina who entered the court on December 21, asking for the law to be suspended.

The case will be heard on January 24, 15 days before February 9 TBEN IEBC had fixed the resignation of public officials if they intended to challenge.

Many public officials such as cabinet secretaries, senior secretaries, chief administrative secretaries, presidents of parastatals, members of boards of directors and heads of state agencies have expressed interest in different seats. politicians in the August 9 elections.


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