The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (OPDD) on Tuesday April 7, donated Sh 2 billion to the National Treasury in a bid to help fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
EACC made the announcement through their official Twitter handle saying that the money will be part of the COVID-19 emergency fund set up to fight the pandemic.
“Earlier today, EACC together with ODPP presented a donation of Ksh.2B to the National Treasury as part of efforts to beef up the Covid-19 emergency fund,” said EACC.
According to EACC, the money donated is part of what they collected as a result of money laundering and corruption.
“The funds were part of recovered proceeds of crime such as corruption and money laundering,” added EACC.
While handing over the dummy cheque to Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani, DPP Noordin Haji said there was a lot of money but they won’t be able to use it as some of the cases as still ongoing.
“We have various institutions dealing with corruption. A lot more money is out there but because cases are not complete, we can’t use it. We have to wait for the cases to be complete,” said Haji.
The EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak said that they are confident they will recover all the money once the pending cases have been dealt with.
“This money is a product of plea bargaining. There are some cases ongoing, we can’t use the money because of pending appeals. But we are confident we will recover this money,” said Mbarak.