President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated archbishop retired Eliud Wabukala as EACC Chair.He appointed Eliud Wabukala as chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to replace embattled Philip Kinisu, who was hounded out of office for allegations of conflict interest in the National Youth Service (NYS) saga.
Mr Kinisu resigned after an Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) report showed that Esaki Limited, a company associated with his family, received Sh246 million from doing business with NYS, an organisation he was investigating. Kinisu, Chebukati and Eliud Wabukala hail from Bungoma and Trans Nzoia, together with the IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba.
Four people have written to Parliament opposing nomination of Eliud Wabukala as EACC head; claiming that Wabukala abused office by baptizing, wedding & burying thieves.
Kabuchai MP James Lusweti says they are aware the appointment of Chebukati and former Anglican Church Archbishop Eliud Wabukala to head the anti-graft agency are meant to woo the community to support Jubilee. He says, however, the appointments are personal and will not influence the community’s decision.
“It’s like sleeping with a woman the entire night then wake up in the morning and pretend that she was not there before. This is what Jubilee is doing, coming out last minute to pretend that they are development oriented,” said Lusweti. Uhuru picked Chebukati to head the IEBC alongside six other commissioners to take over from Issack Hassan’s team that resigned two months ago.