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EACC recovers 20 Billion from corruption suspects

No sacred cows in the war against corruption -Wabukala

File image of suspects in the infamous NYS scandal in court
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Within the last five months, that President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly declared a war on rampant corruption, the commission successfully recovered Sh 207 million.

Within the same duration, assets worth Sh21 million has been recovered from assets acquired illegally within the last five months.

The Wabukala lad-commission divulged that there are no sacred cows in the fight against corruption, stating that “Many cases EACC is handling demonstrate that the fight against corruption does not spare anyone by virtue of status or position”.

The revelations were made on Friday when the commission had an interactive session on its online platforms ahead of the International Anti-Corruption Day on Sunday themed ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption, a Sustainable path to Africa’s Transformation.’

Surge in corruption

This year has seen a growing number of corruption scandals come to light with several suspects produced in court.

“Recent graft cases include National Land Commission, Kenya Power, Migori, Busia and Wajir counties, former Governor Nairobi County, Kenya Pipeline Corporation and National Hospital Insurance Fund,” EACC divulged.

The Sh 20 Billion is a drop in the ocean considering that it was recovered in five years yet a 2016 a third of Kenya’s national budget is lost to corruption.

"Kenya's budget is now approaching 2 trillion shillings; a third of it is being wasted through corruption," said Kinisu, former EACC boss Philip Kinisu told reuters in 2016.

Sh3.6 billion worth of assets was also recovered within the same duration.

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