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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

TWO EACC BOSSES ACCUSED OF IMPROPRIETY AND ABUSE OF OFFICE




Two EACC bosses accused of impropriety and abuse of office By Allan Kisia Updated Thursday, April 16th 2015 at 00:00 GMT +3 Share this story: A report by Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ) accuses two senior Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officials of impropriety and abuse of power. The report says EACC Vice Chairperson Irene Keino irregularly acquired National Social Security ( NSSF) houses, while the Deputy Secretary Operations Michael Mubea earns a salary which is beyond the Salaries and Remuneration Commission's approved structure. The report, signed by CAJ Chairperson Otiende Amollo, was based on interviews with commissioners and employees of EACC, NSSF, the SRC and others. CAJ undertook investigations following an anonymous complaint against EACC on alleged impropriety and abuse of power. The report says Mubea earns Sh780,000 per month, an amount that is beyond SRC's approved salary structure. It recommends that EACC immediately implements the salary structure for Mubea as advised by SRC vide letter Ref: SRC/TS/ANTI-COR/3/35/7 on December 10, 2013. See also: EACC officers quizz Namwamba over PAC graft claims "SRC recommended a gross monthly remuneration of Sh400,000 up to Sh550,000 for the Deputy Commission Secretary at EACC Grade 2," the report pointed out. It advises EACC to immediately recover Sh1,231,392.20 being net salary overpayment to Mubea from January 2014 to March, 2015. "EACC leadership should take collective responsibility for failing to implement the salary structure for EACC staff as advised by SRC in December 2013," it adds. Irregular acquisition On the alleged irregular acquisition of houses by Ms Keino, the report notes that the NSSF board declared 1,581 houses at phase IV and V of Nyayo Estates in Embakasi for sale in 2011. It says NSSF advertised in newspapers on April 7, 2011, November 9, 2011 and on November 20, 2011 to inform the public about the sale of the 1,581 houses.