Namibian delegation in Kenya for anti-corruption benchmarking
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Namibia is currently in Kenya for an anti-corruption benchmarking exercise hosted by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).
The ACC delegation, led by Chief Investigating Officer Oberty Inambao, first visited the Integrity Centre, where they were received by EACC's Deputy Chief Executive Officer Abdi Mohamud.
"The Deputy CEO led EACC officials in demystifying to the Namibian team the Commission’s structures, strategies, experience, and success stories, especially in the recovery of stolen public property," EACC stated.
"Notably, EACC is a global model in the recovery of unexplained wealth from corrupt public officials. This is largely enabled by Kenya’s unique and progressive jurisprudence as developed by Courts in the Amuti case. The judicial precedent requires suspects unable to prove lawful acquisition of their wealth to forfeit the same to the State," EACC stated.
In April 2022, EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak said that the Commission was pursuing 357 civil cases seeking to recover public assets valued at Ksh14 billion. He added that EACC was in court seeking forfeiture of unexplained wealth valued at approximately Ksh7.6 billion from persons alleged to own assets disproportionate to their known legitimate sources of income.
As of April 2022, the Kenyan anti-graft agency revealed it had since 2013 recovered properties worth Ksh30 billion.