EU to assist anti-graft agency enhance asset recovery, investigations

Friday, January 17th, 2020 00:00 |
EACC chief executive Twalib Mbarak with EU ambassador to Kenya Simon Mordue in Nairobi. Photo/PD/Kenna Claude

The European Union will enhance the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) capacity especially in assets recovery and financial investigations.

The EACC chief executive Twalib Mbarak yesterday said the modern crimes were not only complex but also kept on evolving  and required specialised training of the detectives.

“Investigations are not based on old ways. We need to thoroughly train our detectives especially in financial investigations, money laundering, and trafficking to present good cases in court,” he said. 

The EU Ambassador to Kenya Simon Mordue said the European ambassadors in the country will also strategise on how to boost the capacity of the EACC and other investigative agencies.

 Mordue said the union was also supporting the war on terror, warning that corruption and criminal networks were interlinked.

“We also cater for short-term needs like in cases where forensic expertise is needed in a certain sector,” he said.

They were speaking at the Integrity Centre after a closed-door meeting between Mbarak, EACC chair Eliud Wabukala, the commissioners and the EU officials.

Mbarak defended the commission against the allegations they conduct selective investigations.

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