EACC RECOVERED KSH 25 BILLION OF PUBLIC ASSETS, EYEING A FURTHER 11.5 BILLION FROM TOP PUBLIC OFFICIALS

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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has recovered massive public property worth over Kshs. 25 Billion and restored it to back to Kenyans. Making a status report to the Senate on the fight against corruption, the Commission said the massive recovery involved both movable and immovable assets.

Presenting the report to the Senate’s Standing Committee on Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights, EACC Chairperson said the agency recovered over Kshs. 25 Billion worth of public assets. The Commission further averted a loss of 30.4 Billion of public assets through proactive investigations and disruptions of corruption networks in just 5 years. The Commission carries out proactive investigations to avert possible loss of public funds.

The Commission undertakes proactive measures to strengthen systems in public institutions to minimize opportunities for corruption and unethical practices, and forestall possible loss of public resources. EACC also announced it is currently pursuing forfeiture of over Ksh. 25Billlion from public officials who have been found having unexplained wealth.

The unexplained wealth includes a massive Kshs. 11.5 Billion of unexplained wealth held by four current and former governors are being investigated by anti-corruption agency. The four include former Nairobi City County governor Dr. Evans Kidero, said to hold Kshs. 8 billion, targeted also is Ksh.1 billion held by another former City Governor, the flamboyant Mike Sonko. The former Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu is reportedly holding Kshs. 2 billion of unexplained wealth while Samburu County Governor Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal is holding Kshs.500 million.

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