Twalib Mbarak swore to rid the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) of all procedural technicalities standing in the way of the anti-graft war during his swearing-in as its chief executive on Monday.
The EACC secretary/CEO said he will also work closely with the other players in the justice system to ensure graft cases are property investigated and prosecuted so criminals are punished.
Mr Mbarak made several promises in his address after he was sworn-in by Supreme Court President and Chief Justice David Maraga at the Supreme Court Building in Nairobi
He began by saying he will “faithfully and impartially execute the functions of the office without fear, favour, or ill-will”, a reflection of what he said during his vetting in December last year.
Regarding corruption, the new CEO noted that those involved in it thrive on volatility but that he envisions a country that is a “hostile environment for corrupt individuals”.
“They exploit [volatility] for personal gain. I am committed to making corruption a high-risk venture in our beloved country. Kenya will be an inhospitable place for corrupt individuals,” he said.
“I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from both the law enforcement and corporate background. However, I will need the support of all stakeholders, particularly the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the Media sector and citizens in general,” he added.