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EACC hits back at LSK President Faith Odhiambo over failure allegations

Ethics and Anti Corruption Authority (EACC) has slammed LSK President Faith Odhiambo over failure allegations as levelled by the LSK boss.

Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV, Faith called out the commission for failing Kenyans by withdrawing court cases left, right and centre.

“EACC has failed Kenyans because it withdraws cases left, right and centre. I find it hypocritical for EACC to run campaigns to end corruption; they should start from within and clean up their systems.” she said

Responding to the claims, EACC termed the allegations as embarrassing and that she ought to have done some research on what cases they have so far withdrawn in court.

“It is not only shocking but also embarrassing for a person of the standing of the LSK President to display such ignorance of basic facts regarding the anti-corruption law enforcement process in Kenya.

Does EACC have the power to withdraw corruption cases of a criminal nature? For civil matters that the Commission takes to court directly, can she state any single case that the Commission has ever withdrawn from court?

Before appearing for the TV Show, the Panellist, an Advocate of the High Court, should have done some basic research to familiarize herself with Kenya’s anti-corruption law enforcement processes and related contemporary issues such as which agency or agencies have withdrawn graft cases.

Counsel is also sensitized that contrary to her false assertion that EACC withdraws cases, the Commission is in court opposing withdrawals that it considers inimical to public interest, and will continue to do so.” said EACC

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