Wabukala to become anti-graft body’s new boss
Former Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Archbishop Rev Eliud Wabukala is the new chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) following approval by the National Assembly.
Following the approval by the House on Tuesday, Rev Wabukala’s name will be forwarded to President Uhuru Kenyatta by Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, and is likely to be sworn in anytime from Wednesday.
Rev Wabukala will replace Philip Kinisu who was hounded out of office in connection with the National Youth Service scandal.
The approval of Rev Wabukala was never in doubt after he performed well at the vetting phase, setting out his goals of restoring “public trust” in the EACC, which has waned over the years, as taxpayers continue pumping billions of shillings into the institution without tangible results.
The retired clergyman also told the parliamentary team, which compiled the report, recommending his approval, that he would punish the corrupt and reward those who did not engage in corruption, saying it was divine duty of the government to “fight evil.”
Kenyans will look up to him to deal with a scourge that has not only dented the country’s image, but contributed to poor service delivery to majority of Kenyans even as few corrupt cartels continue to accumulate immense wealth.