The anti-graft agency disrupted potential corruption cases averting losses of f public funds estimated at Sh4 billion, a report says.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption (EACC) in its latest Annual Report for the Financial Year (FY) 2021/22 says the disruption was done by canceling irregular tenders and stopping fraudulent payments.
The report says the commission traced for the purposes of recovery 33 illegally acquired public assets with an estimated value of Sh11.2 billion out of which assets valued at approximately Sh940 million were recovered and returned to the Government for public benefit.
The other traced assets are under recovery through civil litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
During the period, the commission realized several convictions with fines of up to Sh9.4 billion and custodial sentences of up to 24 years.
Some of the convicts were barred from holding appointive and elective positions for a period of 10 years.
Further, the unethical issues of public officers with fake academic qualifications were concluded in court where orders to refund salaries were granted.
The Annual Report presents, among others, details of corruption reports received, investigations undertaken together with the value of money involved, corruption transactions disrupted through the cancellation of tenders and stoppage of fraudulent payments, files forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), cases completed in court, convictions, and assets traced and recovered, during the year under review.
In the period, the commission received and processed 5,048 corruption reports out of which 1,916 reports were found to be within its mandate and taken up for investigation.
The commission completed 154 investigations on corruption and economic crime and the files were forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for review and action.
In addition, 52 investigations on violation of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya and the Leadership and Integrity Act, of 2012 were completed.
In addition, the commission undertook and completed Corruption Risk Assessments (CRAs) in Bungoma County Executive, County Assembly of Bungoma, Mombasa County Executive, County Assembly of Mombasa, Isiolo County Executive and County Assembly of Isiolo.