EACC Addresses Viral Letter Freezing DP Ruto Ally's Ksh200M Wealth

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Twalib Mbarak.
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Twalib Mbarak.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has distanced itself from a letter doing rounds on social media claiming that it was pushing to have Lang'ata Member of Parliament Nixon Korir's Ksh200 million wealth seized by the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA).

In a press release dated June 1, EACC termed the letter as fake, further noting that the alleged signature of its Chief Executive Officer, Twalib Mbarak, was forged.

"Our attention has been drawn to the letter below that is circulating on social media, bearing the name and forged signature of CEO Twalib Mbarak. We clarify that EACC is unaware of the matters stated therein and the CEO's signature is forged," EACC stated.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Comission (EACC) Offices at Integrity centre Building in Nairobi. ‎Monday, ‎18 ‎November ‎2019.
A photo of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Offices at Integrity Centre in Nairobi taken on ‎November 18, ‎2019.

The letter insinuated that EACC was seeking to recover over Ksh200 million from Korir, alleging that the lawmaker accumulated his wealth through illegal acquisition of Uhuru Gardens Historical land.

The doctored letter further alleged the lawmaker converted the historical land by establishing a number of businesses including a club which helped him amass his wealth.

It further directed the vocal MP affiliated to Kenya Kwanza, a political coalition led by Deputy President William Ruto, to deposit the money to a specific bank account.

However, according to EACC, the letter is maliciously aimed at injuring the reputation of the lawmaker who is seeking re-election under the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.

Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) and EACC only issue statements through their official platforms when investigating of seeking to recover property from any individual.

In a recent case involving former Kiambu governor, Ferdinand Waititu, EACC released an official statement detailing how he illegally acquired his wealth and plans to freeze his accounts.

The High Court on Tuesday, May 31, froze Waititu's properties located in Nairobi's Central Business District (CBD), Kiambu, Kajiado and Machakos counties, as investigations into his alleged embezzlement of nearly Ksh2 billion continue. 

“An order of injunction is hereby issued restraining the defendants, their people or agents from selling, transferring or dealing in any way with the listed properties pending the hearing and determination of the suit,” High Court Judge, Esther Maina, ruled.

Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu casts his vote at Wangige Market on Thursday April 14, 2022.
Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu casts his vote at Wangige Market on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
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