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Counties yet to submit EACC wealth forms

The law requires public servants to submit wealth declarations to the EACC. file photo | nmg
The law requires public servants to submit wealth declarations to the EACC. file photo | nmg 

At least 10 counties have not submitted their employees’ declarations of income, assets and liabilities to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) as required by law.

The declaration forms are for the year 2015 and are a mandatory requirement as per the Chapter Six of the constitution that deals with leadership and integrity. 

“These counties are essentially blocking and obstructing the commission from performing its duties and must comply with the law,” EACC deputy director in charge of ethics Charles Rasugu said.

The law requires public servants to submit wealth declarations to the EACC. The counties that have not complied include Bomet, Garissa, Kericho, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Wajir and West Pokot.

He said the delay was slowing down the war on graft.

“We have petitioned the High Court to compel the counties which have not submitted the forms to do so without further delay.”

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