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Incoming Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak will be sworn into office on Monday, January 14, 2019.

Chief
Justice David Maraga will preside over the ceremony at the Supreme Court.

“Mbarak will
be sworn into office on 14th January 2019 by the Chief Justice. Thereafter Waqo
will officially hand over the Commission operations to Mbarak at Integrity
Centre.” Read a statement on EACC’s twitter handle

“In exercise
of the powers conferred by Section 16 (1) of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption
Act, EACC appointed Twalib Abdallah Mbarak to be the Secretary/CEO of the
Commission with effect from the 11th January 2019,” the statement further read.

The National
Assembly approved the appointment of former military intelligence officer
during a Special Sitting held on December 18, 2018.

House
Leaders Aden Duale and John Mbadi urged the incoming CEO to focus on ensuring
enough evidence is gathered so as not to end up with cases that may be
dismissed at the court.

During his
approval sitting conducted by the National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs
Committee led by Baringo North MP William Cheptumo that once approved, Mbarak
said his term will see the Commission develop and implement a framework for
asset tracking and asset recovery.

Mbarak
listed utilizing technology to curb corruption, streamlining of investigative
circles and collaboration with the Asset Recovery Agency to ensure stolen
assets are recovered as being his four point agenda when he takes over