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Uhuru announces resignation of EACC commissioners

The announcement was made by the official State House communication channels.

President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has received and accepted the resignation of Dr Dabar Abdi Maalim and Mrs Rose Mghoi Macharia as Commisioners of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

Rose had served as a commissioner since her appointment in 2015 after leaving the Commission for Implementation of the Constitution.

She previously worked at the ICT Authority of Kenya as the head of governance between 2010 and 2014.

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Rose was also a HR and Administration manager at Nyayo Tea Zones and a senior administative officer at the Higher Education Loans Board.

She also has 2 years experience as a senior education officer at the Ministry of Education and 11 years experience as a lecturer.

On the other hand Maalim was appointed as a commissioner in 2016. He was formerly a Member of the Transition Authority and Chair of the Functional Analysis, Assignment and Costing sub-committee of the Authority.

He is an Honorary Director, NEP College of Health Sciences (which is sponsored by Kenya Muslims Charitable Society - a Faith Based Organization in Kenya). He has a PhD in Community Health from University of Reading (UK) and Masters from Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff (UK) and with over 12 years of experience as a university academician having attained the rank of Assistant Professor at Aga Khan University, East Africa.

Dr. Maalim has consulted with various national and international institutions including Government of Kenya, DANIDA, UNICEF-Ethiopia, and World Health Organisation (WHO) both in Kenya and Eritrea, Islamic Development Bank among others. He was the Team Leader/Science Coordinator of the Millennium Villages Project (Kenya) and Associate Research Scientist – Earth Institute, Columbia University USA between November 2010 and January 2012.

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Dr. Maalim has also done extensive research and has several publications to his credit, particularly in the area of access to preventive health care services for the disadvantaged communities, and hence developed “The Disenfranchised Community Model”. He also served between 2004 - 2013 as a Presidential Appointee to the National Anti -Corruption Campaign Steering Committee (NACCSC) where the major role was to sensitize and stigmatize the Kenyan community against the evils of corruption.

He is one of the founding members of Umma University (Kenya) - a project of Direct Aid International/ Africa Muslims Agency, which is the only Muslim university in Kenya. He is also the current Chairman of the University’s (Umma) Academic and Research Committee.

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