EACC overwhelmed by graft cases, says Mubea

By Jacob Kioria

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) now says it is overwhelmed by the high number of corruption cases being presented to them on daily basis.

EACC Deputy CEO, Michael Mubea, says the problem is coupled with shortage of staff to handle the backlog.

He says the commission had 400 staffers compared to 2,400 needed to deal with the rising number of cases adequately.

Mubea however says, the commission has embarked on a process of hiring more investigators to help clear the backlog of the corruption cases, some of which have been lagging for years.

He said the commission has already recruited 60 new investigators and will continue to recruit more to deal with the backlog and the emerging cases.

The Deputy CEO identified corruption among police as one of the major challenges that the commission faces, noting that the vice was on the rise.

Mubea was speaking during a Leadership and Integrity workshop for members of Kitui County Assembly held at Lake Naivasha Country Club.


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