– Serem said EACC had nothing to show for the huge annual funding it received
– He accused the agency for failing to execute its key mandate of taming graft
– The MP said he will move a motion to disband EACC and lobby for support from Jubilee MPs
– He said the increasing corruption cases are a proof EACC has failed in its role
Aldai MP Cornely Serem has vowed to present a motion to disband the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) in the National Assembly when house sittings resume on Tuesday, June 5.
The Jubilee MP argued that EACC under different leaderships had completely failed to tame corruption and continued to sit pretty as graft continued to cost Kenyans billions of shillings.
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Speaking in an interview with KTN News seen by TUKO.co.ke, on Wednesday, May 30, Serem said the agency had completely lost relevance and needed to be dissolved to save public resources.
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"EACC receives KSh 3 billion per year as a budget for its operations. The commission is an independent institution tasked and financed to fight graft but it has done completely nothing to even reduce the vice," said Serem.
According to the MP, EACC was there when 2015 National Youth Service (NYS) scandal involving the loss of KSh 791 million happened but never made any commendable job to punish those who had a hand in the huge scam.
"There is nothing tangible EACC did concerning that scandal because nobody was jailed despite having suspects. There is another NYS scandal involving the loss of KSh 9 billion and we haven't seen anything from them leave alone the maize scandal involving KSh 1.9 billion. How many more scandals should we wait for to conclude EACC is dysfunctional," Serem explained.
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The legislator said he was ready to move a motion as an individual and representative of Aldai residents, saying the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had overshadowed the anti-graft body in unraveling faces behind recent scandals.
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