Nairobi,KENYA:President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated former Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK)Archbishop Eliud Wabukala to head the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).
Speaking in Parliament during a special sitting on Tuesday, speaker Justin Muturi said he had received a communication from the office of the president indicating the nomination.
He now awaits parliament’s vetting before he takes over as the chairman of the anti-graft body.
If approved by parliament, Wabukala will replace former anti-graft boss Philip Kinisu who resigned on August 31 after he was implicated in the Sh791 million NYS scandal.
He was born in Bungoma West District, 1951.
In 1985, he left his profession to study Theology at the St. Paul’s Theological College, in Limuru, finishing his studies in 1988.
In 1990, Wabukala received a scholarship from the Anglican Church of Canada to study at the Wycliffe College at Toronto School of Theology, of the University of Toronto, in Canada, where he became a Doctor of Philosophy in 1994.
Returning to Kenya, he was a lecturer at St. Paul’s Theological College, in Limuru, where he became academic dean.
He was also the national vice-chairman of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, from 2000 to 2004, and national chairman from 2004 to 2009.
Archbishop Wabukala also served as a Chairperson of National Anti Corruption Campaign Steering Committee having been appointed by former president Mwai Kibaki.