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Two State agencies criticised over graft

By Antony Gitonga | November 2nd 2020
Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka addressing the press at Enashipai Spa in Naivasha. [Antony Gitonga, Standard]

The Senate has hit out at State investigative agencies for failing to act on reports from the House.

Through the Senate Liaison Committee, the senators said the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions had taken no action despite receiving 60 files on misuse of public funds.

Speaking during a retreat in Naivasha, Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang’ noted that one year after they had completed investigations on various matters, action was yet to be taken.

“We have over 60 files that we have investigated and established that there was corruption but the EACC and the DPP have failed to take action, raising a lot of questions,” said Kajwang’, who chairs the Devolution Committee.

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja took issue with the two institutions for acting due to public pressure.

“As Senate, we have done our duty to investigate various scandals and handed the files to the necessary institutions, but no action has been taken,” he said.

Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga, who chairs the Agriculture Committee lashed out at the office of the Auditor General for failing to respond to queries on the Galana Kulalu irrigation project.

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