REVEALED: Why lifestyle audit for public servants is not possible

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The proposed lifestyle audit targeting top politicians and public servants will only succeed if supported by a legal framework.

According to a Nakuru-based human rights defender Joseph Omondi, the audit is unlikely to meet its objectives if Parliament does not come up with specific laws to guide the process.

“The whole idea is great but there is a possibility that we might not achieve full disclosure because we don’t have a legal framework to support the process,” he said.

“We can learn from the wealth declaration process for civil servants that was being supervised by the EACC and it really didn’t help in taming corruption because the wealth declaration forms were never made public,” he added.

The executive director of MidRift Human Rights Network raised fears that politicians and public servants could transfer their assets to family members before the audit.

He also expressed concerns about politics shrouding the whole process and auditors being intimidated.

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