EACC says 423 cases ongoing with over 900 persons charged
As Kenyans prepare in marking the International Anti-Corruption Day Saturday, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) says 423 cases are ongoing in court with over 900 persons charged.
The commission further says assets worth 374 million shillings have been preserved while cash worth 134 million shillings has been recovered.
While engaging Kenyans on twitter the anti-corruption agency said fight against corruption requires joint efforts.
Asked about the challenges the commission is facing in the fight against corruption, the anti-corruption body cited adverse court decisions in terms of frequent adjournments, adding that 125 cases have been withdrawn in the wake of the Court of Appealâs decision in the Engineer Michael Kamau Case .
Asked about what it is doing to change the Countryâs culture on corruption, the commissioned acknowledges that as a big challenge and it has carried out activities in Education and Public Awareness done through rigorous anti-corruption campaigns in establishment of integrity clubs in schools, media and public outreaches.Also Read Opposition vows to sustain push for economic sabotage
International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually, on 9 December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.
Elsewhere, Kajiado County Senior Revenue collection officers have been sent on compulsory leave pending investigations over alleged misappropriation of funds. The officers are also being accused of failure to meet the Countyâsâ Revenue targets.
A forensic audit is being undertaken in all affected departments. The most affected Departments that include the Lands, Business License Department, Houses Appro val and Sand Transporting.
Corrupt officers are being accused of issuing fake receipts and pocketing all proceeds in transactions in some of the affected sectors. Kajiado County Governor Joseph Ole lenku says he will work at tripling the Counties revenues.
He blamed the Director of Revenue and Sub County Revenue officers of among other vices, laxity saying such people have no place in his government.
Lenku said the Revenue margin has gone down to 500 million shillings against the Countyâs projection of 800 million. He said this is happening despite the introduction of a digital revenue collection mechanism.Also Read Thugs attack former MP, wife at their Runda home
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