EACC releases free toll number to report graft cases

EACC releases free toll number to report graft cases
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The office of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has released a free toll number 1551 where Kenyans can report cases linked to corruption.

The anti-corruption agency also let Kenyans know that they may file reports of corruption-related incidents at any Huduma centre around the nation.

However, the service will be from Monday to Friday during working hours of 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Additionally, the agency disclosed that the self-declaration forms can be found in all the Huduma Centers countrywide.

EACC releases free toll number to report graft cases
EACC releases a free toll number to report graft cases. File: EACC

The toll number comes amid the agency’s tough orders seeking all new elected leaders to disclose their wealth in public to avoid corruption cases.

The EACC directed the orders on September 2 calling all leaders to declare their wealth within their first 30 days in office.

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In a letter dated September 2, EACC says that the leaders are required to declare their net worth in line with the Public Officer Ethics Act, 2003.

The leaders are required to submit declaration documents detailing their earnings, possessions, and debts that are related to them, their spouses, and any dependent children under the age of 18.

The leaders should also fill out the wealth declaration forms once every two years, and the submission done in December of every second year in office.

In accordance with Section 28 of the Act, leaders are also required to give the commission any clarifications that could be necessary in light of their declaration.

Within six months of the declaration being made, the commission may submit this request in writing.

The commission also requires all leaders exiting public service to also fill in the wealth declaration forms and submit them within 30 days after leaving office.

Section 31 of the Act states that any person who fails to submit the declaration form or clarification as required will have committed an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding Kh1 million or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.

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