Why lawyer Abdullahi wants EACC disbanded
By Peter Ochieng
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi is recommending a drastic change in Kenya’s strategy against corruption.
The vocal advocate says the new strategy should include the disbandment of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
He terms EACC a ‘spectacular failure’ in the war against graft.
“Kenya’s strategy in fighting corruption has completely failed. @EACC Kenya has been a spectacular failure. We need a new paradigm. Disbanding @EACC Kenya should be the first step in the new strateg,” shared Abdullahi.
He stated, without providing evidence that hundreds of billions have been stolen by governors since 2013, wondering why the money has ‘not been recovered.’
“I can’t believe they haven’t recovered a penny from the hundreds of billions stolen by governors and other county officials btw 2013-2023!”
His sentiments come a day after EACC released a list of some of the stolen public assets, that it has recoverd for the last five years.
Nairobi Review reported that in an update on its social media pages, the agency noted that within the last five years, it has been able to recover stolen public assets worth over Sh23.8 billion.
The assets have since been returned to the public. Further, the agency said averted a loss of Sh34.5 billion.
“In the last 5 years, EACC has recovered and returned to the public stolen assets worth Sh23.84 billion and averted loss of Sh34.5 billion public funds through disruption of corruption networks and ongoing transactions,” the anti-graft agency said in the statement.