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War on graft: Ant-graft body recovers Sh2.7bn in graft proceeds in last four months

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BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH JULY 2019-A total of Ksh 2.7 Billion has been recovered in graft proceeds in the last 4 months .The Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) says  this has been made possible through the use of   alternative dispute resolution.

According to EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak ,this as a positive gain realized by the commission compared to the last five years where assets worth only Sh1.5 billion were recovered.

He  stated that the recovery of a plot in Kilimani which was handed over to the University of Nairobi  was one successful step towards the rovery of the said proceeds   and added that  the commission  expects more similar cases to be resolved in like manner.

“In the last four months, the Commission has recovered stolen assets worth approximately Sh2.7 billion through ADR as opposed to an average of Sh1.5 billion in the last five years. So, the ADR is working,” he said on Thursday.

“Some of the success stories about ADR in this regard include the recovery of the Kilimani plot next to the Yaya Centre which was handed over to the University of Nairobi,” he stated

“And then there was about 140 acres of land in Naivasha and we expect more cases to be resolved through this method,” he stated.

“In addition, the Commission undertakes proactive investigations aimed at averting losses of public resources. The information is received mainly from the citizens and the media and so far, the Commission has averted loss of Sh5.8 billion.”

According to EACC Chairman Eliud Wabukala, the aim of the anti-graft body is to “prioritise high impact cases, asset recovery, prevention of corruption and promotion of ethics and standards.”

He was speaking during the third Africa Anti-Corruption Day Commemoration in Nairobi.

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