Kenya: 10 MPs could lose seats over dual nationality

Published: 3/Oct/2019
Source: The Nation (Nairobi)


At least 10 MPs could lose their seats in a dual nationality storm after an activist convinced the national anti-graft watchdog to investigate their foreign allegiance.

Last evening, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) said it was checking claims some MPs were holding foreign passports, which could be illegal under the law.


And though EACC chief executive officer Twalib Mbarak said all public officers will be investigated, the action came after activist Okiya Omutatah asked the commission to investigate 10 sitting MPs, and one former legislator who served the term while allegedly holding a foreign passport.

“EACC has launched investigations to verify these allegations with a view to taking appropriate action against the public officers in accordance with the law,” said Mr Mbarak in a statement.

“Such action could include initiating mechanism for removal from office for violating Chapter Six of the Constitution.”

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2019