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EACC to comment on NYS saga once investigations are complete

22 September 2015, 10:19 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Ethics and anti corruption commission (EACC) executive director, Halake Wako has said they will give communication on the NYS saga once the CID complete investigations into the matter.

The devolution CS, Anne Waiguru had said that NYS lost KES 791 million through fraudulent payments made to suppliers of road materials and tenders.

Wako said the commission was aware that the files involving the alleged missing funds at NYS had been forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Speaking during the ongoing sensitization meeting in Kwale County, the anti-corruption boss denied allegations that the commission has failed to prosecute major and influential individuals who are corrupt.

“We want Kenyans to change their perception on the fight against corruption in the country. Currently, the commission is committed in this war and you can see clearly we have cases in the courts involving ministers and directors,” he said.

Read Also: Women leaders ask Waiguru to step aside in NYS scandal

He said the commission's mandate is to investigate and avail Waiguru's file to the DPP for further directions.

Halake revealed that the commission is set to meet with key leadership of Kwale County during the County advisory forums.

Kwale County Governor, Salim Mvurya has welcomed the sensitization forum in the County saying it will help instill good morals among public servants.

“We are taking the sensitization meeting very seriously to ensure that we strengthen our institutions' capacity,” said Mvurya.

The Kwale Governor has also denied claims that the Council of Governors has been defending governors who have been mentioned in major scandals.

“The CoG has been directing governors mentioned by EACC to cooperate with the commission because we believe in the rule of law,” said Mvurya.

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