Stolen assets approximately Kshs 500 million recovered by EACC

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From left;EACC CEO Halakhe Wako, EACC Chairperson Eliud Wabukala and Health CS Sicily Kariuki at a past function
From left;EACC CEO Halakhe Wako, EACC Chairperson Eliud Wabukala and Health CS Sicily Kariuki at a past function

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) recovered Kshs 500 million in the 2017/2018 financial year through court proceedings and out of court settlement. The amount is almost double what was recovered in the financial year 2016/2017, which was Kshs 256 million. Speaking at the launch of the National Ethics and Corruption Survey 2017, EACC CEO Halakhe Wako said that fete as one of the notable achievements that were recorded in 2017/2018 financial year.

It was also noted that the courts finalized 49 corruption cases, “Out of which 39 were convictions and 10 were acquittals; this is an improvement from 25 completed cases, which resulted to 17 convictions 3 acquittals and 5 discharges in 2016/2017 financial year.” The achievement falls in line with one of the EACC’s recommendations where they called for the integrity and anti-corruption laws to be strengthened to ensure cases are handled promptly and harsher punishments to be given to those who are found guilty of corruption and unethical conduct.