Maraga prepares to swear in new EACC boss

Maraga prepares for important swearing-in

Chief Justice David Maraga

The new Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak will be sworn into office on Monday, January 14, 2019.

On Thursday, EACC posted on its Twitter handle that the Chief Justice David Maraga will preside over the ceremony at the Supreme Court.

Asset tracking and recovery

The statement read: “Mbarak will be sworn into office on 14th January 2019 by the Chief Justice. Thereafter Waqo will officially hand over the Commission operations to Mbarak at Integrity Centre.”

It added: “Mbarak will be sworn into office on 14th January 2019 by the Chief Justice. Thereafter Waqo will officially hand over the Commission operations to Mbarak at Integrity Centre.”

Mbarak had earlier told the National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs Committee that his term will see the Commission develop and implement a framework for asset tracking and asset recovery.

Cleaning the mess

He noted that devolution is an area where there is a lot of corruption, and leakages are prevalent; there must be a proactive approach to identifying corruption in counties.

The former KENGEN Security and Integrity Manager vowed that he will fight off any attempts to influence or interfere with his work or the work of the Commission in executing their mandate.

Nobody will scare me and I will not take orders to subvert justice from any quarter. The Constitution provides that the EACC is only answerable to Parliament, no other authority,” he said.

The nominee is worth Sh152 million, arising from a beachfront house he owns in Kilifi, which he was given by the government, another house in South C which he bought at Sh3.7 million through a loan and five acres of land he bought in 1989 at Sh90,000.

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