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International Anti-Corruption Day: Together Against Corruption

Today, December 9, is recognized throughout history as International Anti-Corruption Day. The annual event was founded by the United Nations Development Program in 2005 as a means of combating unethical behavior and upholding moral values notably transparency, fairness, and accountability. the 2022 International Anti-Corruption Day themed uniting the world against corruption calls unto governments, businesses, investigative media, and civil society to converge against corruption. By examining Kenya's major anti-corruption authority, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, this article joins the rest of the globe in bringing attention to corruption.

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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2011, Section 3 (1) created the EACC as a government corporation that addresses ethical concerns in Kenya. The commission relies on the community, private sector, public servants, activists, and the media as information outlets on corruption that occurs in the public and government sectors. Citizens may find many ways to report crimes on the commission's official website (

The commission partners with law enforcement agencies to create preventive measures, awareness programs, and advocacy of principles against corruption. the commission aspires to create a culture where integrity is highly valued by addressing corrupt practices, financial irregularities, and unethical behavior. EACC holds the powerful and unscrupulous accountable by highlighting the linkages and structures that support corruption.

For instance, In an article published by The Star on 17 November 2022, EACC is stated to have collected Sh22.8 Billion worth of assets and unaccounted fortune between 2018 and 2021 from unscrupulous offenders around the country. " The resources were turned up to the public", stated commission chairperson retired archbishop Eliud Wabukala.

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Furthermore, in October 2022, the high court approved an application by the EACC for an injunctive warrant to freeze Sh1,206,851,274 in assets to Nicholas Owino, a senior officer at the Ministry of Lands, and his colleagues Terry Muthoni and Richard Omondi. The High Court subsequently froze Sh177 million worth of properties of Treasury employees Theuri Murage, Doris Simiyu, Esther Ngeru, and Faith Kiptis on November 2, 2022, all parties under investigation for a fraud case filed by EACC.

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