Former military intelligence officer Twalib Mbarak was on Monday sworn in as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
Twalib promised Mbarak pledged to make corruption a “high-risk venture” by ensuring those who irregularly acquire public funds are prosecuted and ill-acquired wealth seized.
“Corrupt persons thrive on volatility. They exploit it for personal gain and I am committed to make corruption a high-risk venture in this country. Kenya will be an inhospitable place for people who are corrupt,”he said.
The former military spy further said his background in law enforcement and the corporate world as well makes him well equipped for the job.
“I bring a wealth of knowledge from both law enforcement and corporate background. I appreciate that the EACC is in a good place to deliver because the silo mentality of law enforcement agencies has significantly been reduced by the multi-agency approach,” Mbarak said.
The new EACC boss served in the military between 1984 and 1999 before joining the National Intelligence Service until 2006.
He takes over from Halakhe Waqo whose six-year non-renewable term had come to an end.
HOPELESS CORRUPTION CASES ARE DOOMED TO FAIL – MARAGA TELLS CRITICS
Chief justice David Maraga,while speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of told off critics, who have accused the judiciary of sabotaging cases on corruption saying shoddy cases will continue to fail.
“We want to assure you that the Judiciary will continue to do its part but let me say we’ll not allow you to use the judiciary as the scapegoat. If you bring a hopeless case, we’ll say in our judgement why we’re dismissing it,” a firm Maraga said.