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    Uasin Gishu County Secretary Peter Leley is on the spotlight after he was caught on camera using an official county vehicle assigned to him to conduct personal campaigns.

    In exclusive photos and video footage seen by Northrift News, Leley who has declared interests in the Tinderet Parliamentary seat, is seen using the county vehicle- Registration Number 27 CG 004A- while on a meet-the-people tours in the constituency.

    Apparently, the vehicle belongs to Uasin Gishu County , while the Constituency he is eyeing is Nandi county. A section of residents, from both Uasin Gishu and Nandi, are now calling for stern action against the aspirant for using public resources in campaigns.

    Section 68 (1) of the Elections Act provides that no candidate, referendum committee or other person shall use public resources for the purpose of campaigning during an election.“The aspirant being among serving county officials who has expressed intention to vie should not to peddle improper influence by using public resources,this amounts to corruption by acting in breach of Article 8 of the constitution,”a political observer pointed out.

    A candidate can be convicted for using public resources in campaigns and can also lead to disqualification by IEBC.

    The official vehicle assigned to the County Secretary in Tinderet

    According to Section 68 (6) of the Elections Act, a member of IEBC or any person designated by the Commission shall have the power to impound or to order the impounding of any state resources that are unlawfully used in an election campaign.

    A resident who sought anonymity said they were considering suing the County Secretary to stop what he termed as an “unconstitutional use of resources”.

    “This cannot go unchallenged at all. We are considering moving to court because the use of public resources is not only unconstitutional, but is also a violation of electoral laws,” he said.

    Efforts to reach Leley for his comment in regards to the matter hit a snag as he failed to respond to our text messages.

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