EACC Chair Philip Kinisu resigns

By Victor Muyakane

EACC Chair Phillip Kinisu has resigned.

His fate appeared to have been sealed after the National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs Committee found there are sufficient grounds to instigate his removal from office.

The Samuel Chepkonga led committee after weeks of probing the issues raised in the petition by Albert Mokono tabled its report in the national assembly detailing how his continued stay at Integrity Center may not be tenable due to conflict of interest.

In the petition Mokono had argued Kinisu was a director of a company by the name Esaki Ltd, which benefited from tenders issued in suspect deals by NYS.

He therefore argued it will be in conflict of interest for him to continue in office and preside over the NYS probe and yet a company linked to him was among the beneficiaries.

If MPs adopted the report, the President would have had to suspend him from office and form a tribunal to probe the issues raised against him and make a recommendation.

This left him in a precarious position, to either face the tribunal or opt to resign. He chose the latter.

Additional reporting by Kevin Wachira.


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