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Makau Mutua: EACC is not a Church, Bishop Wabukala will fail

Outspoken law professor Makau Mutua has said that the incoming anti-corruption czar will fail because the ‘Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is not a church’.

In a series of Twitter posts, Prof Mutua observed that the nomination of the retired Anglican Bishop Eliud Wabukala as EACC chairman will not end well no matter how admirable his character is.

Prof Mutua went ahead to propose firebrand lawyer and political aspirant Miguna Miguna as the best candidate for the position.

Mr Miguna did not apply for the EACC position and plans to run for Nairobi’s gubernatorial seat.


Prof Mutua’s disapproval comes a day after Bishop Wabukala had said he is ready to tackle the challenges of taking the job.

Speaking at his home in Bungoma County on Tuesday, Bishop Wabukala said the war on graft has major challenges but said he was optimistic he will overcome them should Parliament approve his nomination.

President Uhuru Kenyatta last week nominated the cleric for the post and sent his name to Parliament for vetting. The retired bishop was among six individuals interviewed to head the commission on November 17.