EACC to follow up on corruption cases involving poll losers


Nairobi, KENYA: The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission have promised to follow up on the losers in various leadership positions that were involved in corruption incidences to ensure they don’t walk away scottfree.

Addressing the media in Nairobi on Wednesday over the observation of the August 2017 general Election, EACC Chairman Eliud Wabukhala alluded that even as the government may change,the constitution still remains the same and will still prosecute them in accordance with the provision outlined.

The chair said that corruption cases were rampant in the last government and hopes that in this elected government, corruption incidents should not be embraced.

“Corruption remains a big challenge in this country and those elected should embrace EACC code of conduct,” Said Wabukhala.

He however reiterated that the commission has notified all those elected to various state offices after taking office within seven days, to sign and commit to the specific leadership and integrity code prescribed by the public entity to guide them.

He further said that the commission will support the counties as they undertake the mandate of fighting corruption that escalated in the last governments

He further denied claims that devolution cabinet secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri was being pursued by his commission over claims of corruption cases as earlier indicated in the media.