- Simon KiraguKenyans.co.ke
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is continuously improving ways for Kenyans to report incidents of graft in the country.
Through their toll-free number 1551, you can report any cases of graft and if the allegations are verified, you can receive 10 per cent of the assets or money as per the proposed Whistleblower Protection Bill.
The toll-free number is operational during working hours Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
According to the Commission, Kenyans too have a role to play in the fight against corruption to put to an end loss of public funds.A collage of the poster showing the toll free number to call when reporting corruptionEACC
Through the platform, any whistle-blower is assured of friendly services from the anti-graft body.
"We provide anonymity to all whistleblowers, we value their safety. However, there are some cases that require more information but even in these cases we do not disclose the identity," an insider told Kenyans.co.ke.
She noted that this is just one of the few ways to report graft cases to the commission. You can also report in any Huduma center spread across the country.
Also, through their website, one can get contacts to report graft cases.
"We guarantee Kenyans of availability during the stipulated hours. Though there are cases when technology might fail, Kenyans should keep calling," the insider added.
On the proposed parliament Whistleblower Protection Bill, she noted that though it is yet to be passed, it will help encourage more Kenyans to speak up.
In the Bill, whistleblowers are to get 10 per cent of the money or the value of the asset.
"A whistleblower whose disclosure results in the recovery of any amount of money or asset shall be rewarded from the fund-where the money is recovered, with ten percent of the money recovered,” read part of the bill.
According to the bill, the Commission on Administrative Justice will be mandated to reward whistleblowers.
"Notwithstanding, the Commission may in cases where it is just to do so, grant monetary reward to a whistleblower whose disclosure does not fall within subsection (a) or (b)," read the bill in parts.
Leaders in the country have constantly pointed fingers at corruption for the crippled economy and tough financial times.
Kenya loses billions of shillings to corruption. Former President Uhuru Kenyatta once revealed that at least Ksh2 billion is lost to graft daily.EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak after presenting a cheque to the Kenya Covid-19 Fund on April 28, 2020.corruption fight
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