EACC launches a five-year strategic plan to combat corruption

EACC's  Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak during the launch at KICC. [EACC, Twitter]

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)  says Kenya has made a lot of efforts in tackling corruption, despite the progress being slow.

Speaking during the launch of its five-year strategic plan, the commission's Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak stated that the progress made includes; building resilient, strong, and functioning institutions such as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Attorney General and a robust judiciray.

"This included a robust and free media that informs the citizenry, shapes the anti-corruption agenda, and exposes corruption scandals plus an informed and engaging citizenry that proactively participate in government processes," Twalib stated.

At the same time, Twalib revealed that the commission intends to leverage technology to be more responsive, effective, and efficient. as well as design effective corruption prevention programs to strengthen institutional and personal integrity in the public service.

"We are also aiming at fostering and deepening strategic linkages with development partners such as the FBI, National Crime Agency, and Foreign Missions in Kenya to bridge the resource gap.

According to EACC, the five-year strategic plan outlines revamped strategies for the execution of its mandate for the period 2023-2028. The previous strategic plan expired on June 6, 2023.

The event was graced by various dignitaries among them Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi who was the chief guest, Rebecca Miano, Cabinet Secretary for East African Rebecca Miano, Kitui Governor Julius Malombe, and his Elgeyo Marakwet counterpart Wesley Rotich.