admin_county March 21, 2019

EACC hands to Nakuru recovered assets worth Kshs.614million

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, led by Chairperson Archbishop (Rtd) Dr. Eliud Wabukala and CEO Twalib Mbarak handed assets recovered in Nakuru County worth Kshs.614.2 million.

The recovered assets in Nakuru include grabbed Karlo land in Naivasha worth Kshs.490million, four civil servants houses valued at Kshs.74.2million, two plots at Survey Camp near Kanu street worth Kshs.42million and school land estimated to cost Kshs.8million.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui in his speech reiterated his support in the fight against corruption.

He added that school, hospital and mortuary land in parts of Nakuru has been grabbed and urge EACC to help recover the land.

He also urge those who have grabbed public property to return them.

He said fighting graft is not easy as some assets were grabbed a long time ago.

“We need to be smart and tireless in the fight against corruption,” he said.

The Governor said some of the grabbed land in Nakuru was for research, including Karlo one. The research is critical in achieving food security, which is one of the Big 4 agenda.

Also Present was National Treasuru CAS Nelson Gaichuhie, Lands CAS Gideon Mungaro, Housing PS Charles Hinga and Bomet County Deputy Governor Hillary Barchok.

EACC Chairperson Dr. Wabukala said they will continue to fight corruption at all levels without fear or favour.

Those who steal public resources, he said, will not enjoy them.

EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak said the institution is working to be proactive in the fight against graft.

“We should not wait until a crime has taken place and then spend 10 to 15 years pursuing a suspect,” he said.

He said the EACC is working to tame corruption in counties but added they are not targeting Governors.

He called for collaboration between the public, media and other stakeholders.

Mr. Gaichuhie said fighting graft from the top has started bearing fruits.

“For us to grow as a country we have to fight corruption,” he said.

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