Governors who are on prosecution list of the lead anti-graft agency have not escaped from being charged with corruption.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Twalib Mbarak has confirmed that the Governor of Kirinyaga County, Anne W, and Lamu Governor Fahim Twaha have been recommended for prosecution over suspected involvement in graft.
The agency’s CEO said that Waiguru’s file had been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji to approve charges against her.
“We had forwarded the file of Lamu Governor for prosecution and now we have recommended Kirinyaga Governor to be charged.”
He further said that there are other Governors, County Chief Accounting Officers as well as Heads of Parastatals under investigations over corruption-related cases.
The CEO was speaking on the side-lines of the Eastern Africa Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (EAAACA) Annual General Meeting which was hosted in Kenya. His remarks came amidst accusations by some political leaders that anti-graft agencies among the EACC, Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the Kenya Revenue Authority had been captured by the State and weaponized “to harass certain leaders and their political allies.
As the country heads towards the August 9th General Elections, the public has witnessed leaders accused of corruption, including some who are fighting convictions, front their names for election to political offices. This has been in total disregard of Chapter Six of our Constitution which spells out the ethics and values to be held and observed by those aspiring for leadership positions.