EACC, OPDD donate Sh2billion to help fight coronavirus
By Fay Ngina | April 7th 2020
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.
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.
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