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Help us end corruption, IG pleads

The Inspector General of Police (IG), Joseph Boinett has invited the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to resume the risk audit of the police service so as to help it tackle corruption.

Boinett said they had asked for the audit that would have helped them identify corruption risk areas in the service that has consistently been named as the most corrupt public body in the 2015/2016, but the nationwide exercise could not take off due to the elections last year where police were very involved.

The IG spoke at Karatina Police Station on Wednesday  when he received 28 parcels of land measuring a total of one acre that had been hived off from the police station compound by land grabbers.

The parcels worth sh. 20 million were recovered by the EACC from the grabbers.

Boinnet, who said he was keen to be running a corruption-free force, asked the EACC to not only help it clean up but also help it reclaim other parcels of land around the country stolen during the grabbing mania of the 1990s.

The  EACC Chairman, Eliud  Wabukala said the commission will not hesitate to recover public property stolen through corruption but said county governments especially should install systems to ensure public property was not lost in the first place.

He blamed disasters such as the Ongata Rongai bridge tragedy on corruption, saying citizens need to be vigilant and point out vices before they cause further loss of life.

By  Steve  Gatheru

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