Uhuru Kenyatta
Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s suspended anti-graft chairman resigned on Tuesday, barely a month after being suspended from the agency by President Uhuru Kenyatta over integrity issues.

Uhuru Kenyatta
Uhuru Kenyatta

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) chairman Mumo Matemu said his resignation was for the greater good of the public and in the fight against rampant corruption which has been blamed for under-development of the East African nation.
“I have today tendered my resignation as the chairman of the EACC, vide my letter addressed to the president in accordance with the provisions of Section 9(b) of the EACC Act of 2011,” Matemu said in his resignation letter.
“I have taken this considered decision solely for the purpose of subordinating my personal rights and interests to the greater public good in the fight against corruption,” he added.
The immediate former anti-graft chairman thanked the president and the people of Kenya for allowing him serve the nation in that position
The latest development comes after Kenyatta on April 24 appointed a four-member tribunal to investigate the conduct of Matemu and Vice-chairperson Irene Keino whom he had earlier suspended. Keino has since resigned.
Kenyatta said the tribunal is mandated to investigate the alleged conduct of the two members of the EACC “determine the removal from office or otherwise of Matemu and Keino and report on the facts and make its recommendations thereon expeditiously.”
He said the process to probe the EACC bosses does not in no way hinder the work of the organisation which is constitutionally established and operational. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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