The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the inter-religious leaders are asking Kenyans to exercise caution during the election and vote out political leaders implicated in corruption.
Speaking on Monday, EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak said some politicians who have been blocked from vying were personally calling him in an attempt to corrupt the system.
He wondered why one would struggle to prove they went to school yet they cannot name people they went to school together with.
“Here in this country, we have people with fake papers and they have the guts to come and abuse institutions, chest-thumping saying they have degrees. How can you have a degree and you don't know your classmates,” said Mbarak.
He added: “In this country, we have aggressive crooks fighting the systems. You have a fake academic paper and you have the guts to call the CEO of EACC to say 'wewe unanimaliza'. Yes I have been called.”
In a joint communique, the inter-religious leaders now say they will use their platforms, to sensitize the public on the dangers of electing people, with questionable credentials.
"We have no doubt that working together can shape the public narrative and bring integrity to the critical equation determining the suitability of leaders who will be entrusted with the leadership of this country for the next five years," said Mbarak.