EACC chairman Eliud Wabukala reveals the number one cause of corruption in Government
The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) is calling for amendment of the law in order to bar public servants from doing business with the government.
EACC chairperson, Retired Archbishop Eliud Wabukala said that allowing public servants to do business with the government has greatly encouraged corruption in the country.
Speaking when he officially opened High-Level Workshop for the Formulation of the 2nd EACC Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023 in Nakuru, Wabukala said that most graft scandals in government were being perpetrated by civil servants.
He faulted the Ndegwa commission report of 1970-1971 which led to the amendment of the law and allowed civil servants to transact with the government.
“Let me take you back to early 1971 when public servants were allowed to start doing business with the government after the Ndegwa report was handed to the President … that is when the problem began,” he said.
“For us to fight graft in government successfully, we must amend the law to stop civil servants from doing business with The government,” he added.
Wabukala noted that there are millions of Kenyans in the private sector who could clan business with the government
At the same time, the chairman lamented that shortage of investigators at the EACC has hampered their work.
“You cannot have one investigating officer being assigned to deal with more than two cases at the same time and expect swift results. The shortage of investigators at EACC is something that needs to be addressed,” he said.