The FBI to Beef-up Kenya’s Fight Against Corruption; US Ambassador Kyle McCarter
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is set to help Kenyan investigative agencies to probe high profile corruption cases.
The United States Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter confirmed this from a meeting with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officials.
McCarter added that the FBI is set to move in, and assist authorities such as EACC and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in coming up with strong cases and help the country in covering assets.
While speaking after talks with EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak and Chairman Eliud Wabukhala at Integrity Centre in Nairobi, he said “We don’t have to advertise everything we do because we don’t want to educate criminals. The criminals will be caught by surprise,”
“The people of Kenya deserve justice, and we are going to deploy every resource. We want to win the war on corruption, and that is our focus,” he added.
He further stated that he would assist the government to recover assets invested in the US by Kenyan corrupt individuals.
This comes at a time when the country’s National Treasury CS Henry Rotich, PS Kamau Thugge together with other officials have been presented in court facing 24 charges. Among the accusations are abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud and engaging in a project without planning.
They however pleaded not guilty to charges in the multi-billion-shilling Kimwarer and Arror dams’ scandal.