On September 5, last year, Parliament enacted a law to establish a new body to fight corruption. Under Section 3 of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Act (2011), the body was established to take over from Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC). Under the new Act, the director and assistant directors of KACC were excluded from crossing over to the new EACC. The three commissioners were to be appointed under the new law within three months. An NGO, African Centre for International Youth Exchange (ACIYE) and two other people John Obok and Caleb Okech filed a petition at High Court on July 31 questioning, among others things, the legality of the acting Secretary of EACC Ms Jane Muthaura.
Source: Standard Pg 12
Date: Monday, 10 Dec 2012