Twalib Abdallah Mbarak has been sworn in as Chief Executive Officer of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
Mbarak, who takes over from Halakhe Waqo whose six-year tenure ended last week, was sworn in on Monday afternoon in a ceremony presided over by Chief Justice David Maraga at the Supreme Court building.
The ceremony was attended by Attorney General Paul Kihara, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji, Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti, EACC Chairman Eliud Wabukala among others
The new EACC bosss sounded a warning on corrupt individuals terming corruption a ‘high risk venture’ during his tenure in office.
“Corrupt persons thrive on volatility. They exploit it for personal gain, and I am committed to make corruption a high risk venture in this country. Kenya will be a very inhospitable place for people who are corrupt, the corrupt will fight harder to protect their ill gotten wealth from confiscation than they would do avoid imprisonment. Once the gain is seized from the corrupt individuals, the deterrence effect will trickle down at all levels if citizenship,” he said
Twalib Mbarak served in the Kenyan military from 1984 to 1999 before joining the National Intelligence Service until 2006.