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EACC probe reveals graft in four ASAL counties

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak says the Commission has received and processed 231 allegations of corruption and irregular procurement in four counties.

This follows concerns of deep-rooted corruption in the arid and semi-arid counties of Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit and Samburu.

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Speaking when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Twalib said the Commission has prioritized 67 high-impact cases in the listed four counties that have been completed or are at various advanced stages of investigation.

In a statement released to the newrooms, the CEO said the Commissions Case Prioritization Strategy entails prioritization of cases involving high-profile personalities, huge amounts of public money and public interest.

EACC was invited by the Committee to present a status report on corruption investigations it has undertaken in the four counties, including the number of investigations, findings, files recommended to the DPP, cases prosecuted and a specific report on the EACC findings in the investigation of alleged fraud involving Ksh62M in the procurement of a fire engine by the county government of Marsabit.

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