Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Issack Hassan has recommended that the judiciary conduct annual lifestyle audits as part of efforts to fight corruption.
Hassan informed the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) panel today that this exercise will improve the judiciary’s integrity. Hassan is running to become a Court of Appeal judge.
According to him, judicial officers need to be audited to make sure they aren’t being corruptly influenced by the judiciary to be impartial.
“IEBC is today one of the most professional strong bodies in the region… It’s because of the foundation I laid. I had a vision for this institution to serve the country in the foreseeable future,” Hassan said.
He also suggested creating a position within the judiciary whose main responsibility would be to investigate judicial personnel’s integrity problems.
“Establishing an office within the Judicial Service Commission to follow in integrity issues is something which you should invest in, instead of waiting for rumors or complaints to come in,” he stated.
He held the position of CEO of the IEBC from November 2011 to October 6, 2016, and from May 2009 to November 2011, he served as Chairperson of the Interim Independence Electoral Commission (IIEC).
Hassan was a practicing attorney who focused on business and constitutional law.
He claimed that his extensive experience handling electoral matters, including dispute resolution, makes him an ideal candidate for the position.