Kenya’s anti-graft agency, The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, has revealed its latest performance in the ongoing recovery of stolen public funds.
According to EACC chairman Eliud Wabukala, the authority has recovered Sh352 million and averted a loss of Sh2 billion through economic and corruption crimes.
Speaking during the launch of the National Integrity Academy at the KICD on Wednesday, Wabukala said the commission is investigating over 3,000 corruption reports involving officers in national and county governments.
He said EACC has also finalized investigations into 183 corruption files in the financial year 2017/2018.
“The commission have traced 14 irregularly acquired assets and the recovery of Sh 2.3 billion IS ongoing,” Wabukala said.
In 2017, EACC recorded a 0.44 percent success rate following the recovery of Sh700 million out of a possible 93.3 billion.
The launched Integrity Academy is intended to train public and non-state actors on integrity in a bid to tame corruption. It comes after the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority approved establishment of the program.
“It will offer training and capacity building in the areas of ethics, integrity, anti-corruption and good governance to both internal and external clients of the commission,” EACC said.
The school started operations on July 18 and learners have been receiving training at the Kenya Leadership and Integrity Forum on Ngong Road, Nairobi.
“The Countrywide Needs Assessment (TNA) conducted by the commission in 2016 revealed that the national and county governments need specialized anti-corruption and ethics capacity building for purposes of entrenching good governance, mainstreaming anti-corruption, integrity and sealing corruption loopholes in their systems, policies and procedures of work at the institutional level,” EACC said.
Among the main functions of the academy will be to develop and review an anti-corruption curriculum and engage in capacity building on various sectors to combat runway corruption.