The Star (Nairobi)

22 February 2013

Kenya: EACC Recovered Sh520 Million Assets Last Year ? Waqo

ETHICS and Anti-Corruption Commission recovered public assets worth about Sh520 million last year. The EACC also averted the loss Sh1.2 billion.

Chief executive officer EACC Halakhe Waqo said the commission has made significant progress in fighting corruption since its inception seven years ago.

He made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf by EACC co-coordinator, preventive services, Vincent Okong'o in Eldoret during a seminar with elders and pastors of Seventh Day Adventist Church.

He said the commission has come up with programmes to involve churches in the fight against corruption. The conference brought together clergy and elders from Kakamega, Webuye, Bungoma, Uasin Gishu, Turkana and Kapsabet.

"I wish to emphasise that the commission recognises the faith sector as a key pillar in the implementation of anti-corruption programmes."Okong'o said.

"What we want to achieve is that we want to equip the faith sector with skills on how to fight corruption so that we can realize a corrupt free country," he said.

He said the commission will review systems and policies of public institutions to identify corruption loopholes and recommend ways of eliminating them. Director Western Conference of SDA Christopher Misoi said the church has been advocating for a corrupt free nation.

"We want the church to remain firm on the fight against corruption especially during campaigns. We have been telling people not to accept to be bribed or bribe."Misoi said.

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