EACC recovers land worth Ksh.4 billion from corruption suspects

EACC recovers land worth Ksh.4 billion from corruption suspects

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) says it has recovered Ksh.4 billion worth of land that had been acquired through corruption proceeds in the last two months.

According to EACC Chairman Eliud Wabukala, the assets were recovered through the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism involving those who had acquired them.

Speaking at the sidelines of the ongoing Constitutional Commissions and Independent Offices Congress at Kericho Green Stadium, Wabukala said the commission had opted for ADR since court processes were taking too long to conclude.

He said corrupt individuals were quick to turn fraudulently acquired money into assets, adding that the anti-graft body will not only target cash money but also properties which had been acquired through corruption proceeds.

The chairman said the commission was offering opportunity to the people concerned to surrender corruption money or assets through the ADR process.

Wabukala, however, said the culprits will not go unpunished, but the commission was just trying to lessen the legal process and returning the properties to the public.

At the same time, the EACC Chairman revealed that stolen cash had also been recovered and returned to the National Treasury.

Wabukhala pointed out that in 2017, money that had been stolen and stashed in foreign accounts in New Jersey was recovered and used to purchase ambulances for some counties.

The Congress was officially opened on Wednesday by Deputy President William Ruto and will end on Friday, October 18.

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