- Simon KiraguKenyans.co.ke
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has recovered Ksh 26.5 billion worth of assets in the last three years.
According to the EACC commissioner, Dr. Dabar Maalim, the anti-graft agency enhanced financial investigations and recovered a lot of assets gained from corruption.
In the past three years the commission has recovered Ksh 26.5 Billion in assets and convicted 293 people involved in corruption cases.
The assets which include cash stashed in bank accounts, land and motor vehicles were recovered across the country and handed back to the government.EACC officials during the opening of the Integrity Assurance Officers’ Training Workshop
“EACC has made significant strides in the fight against corruption in the past 3 years, during which we have secured convictions in courts, enhanced financial investigations and recovered assets acquired from corruption as a deterrence strategy,” stated Dr. Dabar.
The commissioner said this during the opening of the Integrity Assurance Officers’ Training Workshop for the Kenya ports Authority Integrity Champions based at the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi.
Mr. Dabar praised Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) for organizing scores of ethics training workshops for its members to assist them practice the anti-corruption measures.Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak on December 15, 2018The Standard
In January 2019, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission successfully recovered a five-acre plot valued at Ksh2 billion belonging to the University of Nairobi.
The land which was situated along Galana road had been grabbed by a private developer was handed over to the University by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
A number of politicians and government officials, governors and politicians are currently facing corruption related charges at the EACC.
According to EACC, Ksh 545 billion in unexplained wealth from State officials had been confiscated and would be surrendered to the government. The watchdog has faced criticism in the past for not taking on 'big' corruption cases.
The watchdog has been aggressively filing cases in court seeking recovery, seizure and confiscation of unexplained assets, a process that sometimes take long to bear fruits.corruption fight
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