New EACC boss Twalib to be sworn in as Halakhe Waqo’s term ends
The newly-appointed Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) CEO, Twalib Abdallah Mbarak, will be sworn in on Monday, January 14.
Mbarak, whose nomination was approved by Parliament in December 2018, will be sworn in by Chief Justice David Maraga.
Outgoing EACC CEO Halakhe Waqo’s six-year term came to an end on Thursday, January 10.
“Today (Thursday) marks the end of the six-year term for Mr. Halakhe Waqo who was the first Secretary/CEO of EACC. During his time, the Commission made great strides in the fight against corruption. We bid him a warm farewell and wish him all the best in the seasons to come,” said EACC in a statement.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 16 (1) of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act, EACC appointed Twalib Abdallah Mbarak to be the Secretary/CEO of EACC with effect from 11 January 2019.”
Mr. Mbarak beat 13 other candidates including the current EACC deputy CEO Michael Mubea.
Twalid Mbarak previously served as the security and integrity manager at the Kenya electricity generating company KenGen.
He holds a masters of arts degree in armed conflict and peace studies.
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