Only 188 graft cases concluded since 2014 as EACC faces challenges

Ethics and Anti-Corruption CEO Twalib Mbarak addresses the press in Kisumu County, flanked by EACC officials and members of the National Assembly's Justice and Legal Affairs Committee, on March 13, 2020. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak said that since 2014, 188 corruption cases have been finalised in court and that 130 or 70 per cent of them resulted in convictions.
  • He noted challenges in the fight against corruption, top among them being interference with witnesses, destruction of evidence through fires, slow judicial processes and adverse judicial decisions.
  • The CEO said that because of the limited funds, the EACC has prioritised high impact cases based on personalities involved, the value of loss and public interest.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) investigated 844 cases in the last five years and submitted recommendations to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

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