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Busia County Public Service Board CEO arrested

EACC says Akide has consistently refused to comply with orders of the Commission to avail evidentiary material being official documents required to facilitate ongoing investigations into allegations of corruption, abuse of office, and illegal recruitment in the County Government.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday arrested Mrs. Truphena Eshibukule Omung’ala Akide, Secretary/CEO of the Busia County Public Service Board.

The Commission says the embattled Akide has consistently refused to comply with orders of the Commission to avail evidentiary material being official documents required to facilitate ongoing investigations into allegations of corruption, abuse of office, and illegal recruitment in the County Government.

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“(Akide) purported to obstruct the Commission in the performance of its duties contrary to Section 27(3) as read with Section 27(4) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003,” EACC said in a statement

Reports indicate that she was apprehended at her office in Busia and escorted to EACC Bungoma Regional Offices to assist in the investigations.

The Commission says this is not the first time that officials in the Busia County Government have attempted to resist corruption investigations.

“Public officials are reminded that it is mandatory to cooperate and comply with all lawful orders issued in respect to an investigation,” said the commission

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