14 February 2013

Kenya: Provincial Administration Not Playing Politics, Says DC

THE Provincial Administration in Kisumu has said it is neutral in the ongoing campaigns in the country.

"The Provincial Administration in this area is conscious of the implications of partiality in terms of politics and will therefore remain neutral until the last day of the elections," Cheboi said.

Kisumu East District Commissioner Willy Cheboi said they are dispassionate despite accusations some members of the provincial administration in some parts of the country were leaning towards the Jubilee alliance.

Speaking to The Star yesterday, Cheboi said The Administrators in the area have shown high level of impartiality in the political arena.

"I want to clarify that the Provincial Administration in this area is therefore strangers to any statement that we are leaning towards a political group," the DC added.

On Tuesday, Roads minister Franklin Bett, who is also Cord National Election Board chairman, claimed civil servants are actively involved in campaigns in favour of some politicians and political parties.

He claimed Provincial Administrators were dishing out relief food in exchange of ID cards in hardship areas. Bett said civil servants should keep off the campaign trail, as they should not be seen to be partisan in the election to be held early next Month.

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