EACC on the spot over Integrity Centre cost

Integrity Centre in Nairobi, the headquarters of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

What you need to know:

  • The commission admitted that it was charged by the owner of Integrity Centre for renovations that were, in fact, done by the agency using public funds.
  • It also emerged that the National Land Commission (NLC), then headed by Muhammad Swazuri, valued the property, yet it was the acquiring entity, a potential conflict of interest.

  • PAC indicated that it will summon former NLC bosses and former EACC boss Halakhe Waqo during whose tenure the deal was transacted.

In a case of the hunter becoming the hunted, a parliamentary committee has questioned the anti-graft agency’s decision to acquire Integrity Centre, where it is housed, for Sh1.5 billion when the building was valued at Sh400 million just three years ago.

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