The tenure of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) chairperson Archbishop (Emeritus) Dr. Eliud Wabukala came to a close Tuesday after a six year stint at the helm of the anti-graft body.
In a statement, the EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak commended the outgoing chairman for providing focused and steady leadership since taking over from his predecessor Philip Kinisu in 2017.
“On behalf of the Commissioners, Executive Management and Staff of EACC, I thank the outgoing Chairperson for the focused and steady leadership that he has provided to the Commission in the last six (6) years,” said CEO Twalib Mbarak.
He described Wabukala as a committed statesman who served well and ensured commission delivered its mandate of fighting corruption and serving justice to Kenyans.
Mbarak singled out his contribution bringing new strategic and policy direction to the agency, which has guided the commission to succeed in tackling explosive corruption related cases.
“During his tenure, he was instrumental in shaping the strategic and policy direction of the Commission which has resulted into significant milestones in the fight against corruption and promotion of ethics in the country,” Mbarak.
The commission also hailed Wabukala for leaving a stable and reliable independent body which has earned the trust of Kenyans in the fight against corruption, asset recovery, and conducting fruitful and thorough investigations as well as engaging in public engagement.
The commission for the last 6 years has made significant improvements in discharging its duties by initiating various strategies including incorporating religious and political leaders into the fight against graft, hence promoting good governance in the country.
The Archbishop Wabukala was appointed as the Commission Chairperson vide Gazette Notice No. 398 of 18th January 2017 pursuant to the provisions of Article 250 (2) (c) of the Constitution of Kenya as read with Sections 7 and 10(5) of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2011.
By Ian Chepkuto