NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 20 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Retired Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Eliud Wabukala to be the new chairperson of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi on Tuesday informed the House that he had received a message from the President communicating the nomination for parliamentary vetting.
Wabukala is set to be vetted for the position that was left vacant by Philip Kinisu following his Acrimonious exit in August.
Kinisu had been under fire after it was discovered that a firm owned by his family and where he was a director and shareholder, had dealings with the National Youth Service (NYS), while it was under investigation by the anti-graft agency.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) had submitted the name of retired Archbishop Wabukala alongside that of former Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) Managing Director William Kipkemboi and Philemon Mwaisaka, who served at the defunct Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution.
The PSC had earlier shortlisted six candidates including former Inspector-General of State Corporations Peter Bita Ondieki, Rose Bosibori Osoro, who is on the Commission on Revenue Allocation, and Erastus Iguna Rweria.
The process of replacing Kinisu has been dogged by delays after the PSC rejected the first list of all the 68 applicants and opted to re-advertise the position.