“Give us names of these corrupt individuals !” EACC Told After Announcing Recovery of Sh2.7 bn

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission chief executive Twalib Mbarak .PHOTO/COURTESY

The Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is under fire just a day after it announced recovery of assets worth Sh2.7 billion in the last four months from corrupt individuals through alternative dispute resolution.

A good number of Kenyans who have turned their guns against the agency, are now demanding that EACC  release names of those involved in the corrupt deals and have them prosecuted.

The urgency is now being accused of colliding with corrupt individuals to keep them away from the bars by using the alternative dispute resolution instead of having them prosecuted.

Also according to a section of Kenyans, the 2.7 bn recovery is so negligible after being equaled to only 3 % of the money lost annually through corruption. Auditor General estimates 800bn is lost every year through corrupt dealings.

According to the EACC chief executive Twalib Mbarak, the four-month asset recovery value was a significant improvement on that of the last five years.

“In the last four months, the commission has recovered stolen assets worth approximately Sh2.7 billion through alternative dispute resolution as opposed to an average of Sh1.5 billion in the last five years,” Mr Mbarak said at an event to commemorate this year’s Africa Anti-Corruption Day in Nairobi.

The assets recovered in the period include land belonging to the University of Nairobi that had been grabbed and allocated to a private company called Aberdares Engineering Contractors Limited.

“And then there was about 140 acres of land in Naivasha and we expect more cases to be resolved through this method,” Mr Mbarak said.

See what other Kenyans have to say;

so the rich can now steal knowing there is an alternative dispute resolution

— mwangi wanjiru (@kriswanjiru) July 11, 2019

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