President Ruto appoints Bishop Oginde as Chairperson of EACC
President William Ruto has appointed Bishop David Adang Oginde as the Chairperson of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
Bishop Oginde, with a net worth of KES 170 million, was nominated by the President to the three-member EACC to replace Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, who served a successful six-year non-renewable term.
The EACC Act says that the chairperson and members of the EACC serve a non-renewable term of six years.
During his tenure, the retired Archbishop Wabukala led the commission in recovering billions of shillings looted from public coffers and public property that had been grabbed by individuals.
During Oginde’s vetting, some JLAC members took issue with his past writings and utterances, some of which are likely to form fodder when the House will be debating the committee’s report.
Sometime back, Bishop Oginde, a columnist in one of the local dailies, wrote that Kenya risked sliding into civil war unless the Muslim community did something to stop the then numerous terror attacks in the country.
The committee members also faulted him for saying that “Kenya is a corrupt country” and gave the example of Rwanda that he said is zero tolerant of corruption.
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