Wabukala leaves EACC after completing six-year term

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Outgoing EACC chairperson Eliud Wabukala PHOTO | COURTESY

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has bid farewell to its outgoing chairperson Archbishop (Emeritus) Eliud Wabukala by describing his leadership focused and steadfast.

Dr. Wabukala’s term ended last night, January 17 after completing a six-year term.

The anti-graft agency’s CEO Twalib Mbarak said in is farewell message that Dr Wabukala was instrumental in shaping the strategic and policy direction of the Commission which has resulted to significant milestones in the fight against corruption and promotion of ethics in the country.

“On behalf of the Commissioner, Executives Management and Staff of EACC. I thank the outgoing Chairperson for the focused and steady leadership that he provided to the Commission in the last six years,” Twalib said.

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“EACC appreciates that Archbishop Wabukala leaves a stable, professional and reliable Anti-Corruption Agency that is committed to the effective discharge of its mandate to the people of Kenya,” Twalib added.

Wabukala was appointed to the position on January 18, 2017, via a gazette notice by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta. He replaced Philip Kinisu who resigned in August 2016, after National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee recommended his removal from office after his company Esaki Limited was adversely mentioned in the National Youth Service scandal.

Wabukala was among the six names that had been proposed to Kenyatta for appointment, others were William Kirwa, Philemon Mwaisaka, Peter Ondieki, Rose Osoro and Erastus Iguna.

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