EACC Vice-chairperson Sophia Lepuchirit Condemns Governors' Wives Over Use of IFMIS Passwords

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  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) vice-chairperson Sophia Lepuchirit, on Sunday, warned serving and former governors's wives against using IFMIS passwords to access public funds.

    Lepuchirit declared that if found culpable of embezzling the funds for personal use, the spouses would be held accountable.

    "It is against the law for governors' wives to know details of the county governments' accounts, leave alone accessing IFMIS passwords," she reiterated .

    The vice chair was speaking during the International Anti-Corruption Day, at Meru National Polytechnic, where she was accompanied by EACC Chief Executive Officer, Halakhe Waqo and Meru Governor, Kiraitu Murungi, who was the guest of honour.

    EACC chairman Archbishop (rtd) Dr Eliud Wabukala, with vice-chairperson Sophia Lepuchirit

    The EACC CEO remarked that the war on graft should not only be left to EACC, but rather called on all Kenyans, to join hands and help in the war.

    According to him, complainants in graft cases only report the matter after being denied their 'cut' of the deal.

    Halakhe further stated that public hospitals, schools, the police and other public organisations, including the private sector, were usually involved in the vice.

    In addition, the Meru governor regretted how the voters are bribed using money acquired from corruption.

    He nonetheless, accused churches of condoning corruption but accepting ill-gotten cash during harambees.

    Kiraitu further noted that there had been infighting between anti-corruption agencies in the past.

    The Governor threw the crowd into stitches when he gave a story of hyenas who were for some time following a man who had stolen some meat.

    In his analogy, whenever the hyenas drew closer to the thief, he would throw some of the meat to the ground, leaving the hyenas fighting amongst themselves, as the thief fled away.

    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Halakhe Waqo, Governor Kiraitu Murungi and EACC vice chairperson Sophia Lepuchirit on

    On the other hand, the Kenya University Students Organisation (KUSO) Chair, Antony Manyara, advocated for a curriculum review in the fight against corruption noting that the vice begins from the elementary schools.