Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission elections manager in Kakamega County Joseph Ayatta has called upon all candidates cleared for the 9th August polls to maintain peace in their campaigns.
Speaking in his Kakamega office, Ayatta has warned that action will be taken against any candidate who will violate the peace agreement pact signed by them.
The manager has also warned against voter bribery saying that anyone found culpable may be disqualified from the race.
“Giving any form of incentive to the voters to woe them is counted as voter bribery and though the Commission may not be in a position to monitor all events by politicians, action will be taken if evidence of bribery is reported.” Explained Ayatta.
Kakamega County has cleared seven candidates for the gubernatorial seat, seven for the senatorial seat and seven for the Woman Representative seat.
Ayatta reveals that though the candidates have been cleared they will wait for another two weeks for them to be gazetted.
He added that one gubernatorial candidate, one member of Parliament and two ward representatives though cleared have pending court cases and will only be gazetted upon conclusion of the cases.
Ayatta held a meeting with the County aspirants a day after they were cleared to vie for their positions to remind them of the electoral rules.
He has called upon each candidate to stick to their campaign schedules to avoid clashing with their opponents.