The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has increased its focus on fighting corruption though identifying and shutting down loopholes which are used to steal and siphon off public funds in what the anti-graft agency’s Chairperson Archbishop (Rtd) Eliud Wabukala terms as the game changer in the fight against corruption.
The Chairperson was speaking earlier this week during the launch of a Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA) event in Bungoma County, where the Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati pledged the county’s support towards the exercise, noting that it would go a long way in increasing integrity in the area.
The anti-graft body, EACC, which is mandated to also prevent corruption, has been carrying out CRAs in various counties through corruption loopholes are identified, and recommendations made to counties on how to seal them. The anti-graft body further follows this up by reviewing the implementation of their recommendations.
So far, EACC has carried out CRAs in 23 out of the country’s 47 counties. The exercise takes three (3) weeks in a process which involves a forensic examination and analysis of processes and transactions within the specific county.
The EACC has recorded massive success in the fight against corruption becoming the driving force in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pledge to rid the country of graft. Top government officials have been nabbed and billions worth of public assets recovered and reinstated to the State.