The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, EACC, has nominated Mr. Twalib Abdallah Mbarak, to be the next boss. The panel interviewing applicants submitted his name to parliament for approval.
“The Commission received 71 applications and 14 candidates were shortlisted and invited for interviews between 27th and 29th November, 2018. After considering the laid down requirements set out in the consitution and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Act, a decision has been reached by the Commission and Mr. Twalib Abdallah Mbarak is hereby nominated for the approval by the National Assembly,” reads a press statement dated 29th November, 2018, by the EACC Chairman (Archbishop, Rtd, Eliud Wabukala).
The panel picked Mbarak from a list of 13 other interviewees including the current EACC deputy Chief Executive Officer, Michael Mubea, who has also been acting as the anti-graft body’s boss. Mr. Mbarak is the current manager at the Kenya Electricity Generating Company, KenGen, and holds a Masters of Arts degree in Armed Conflict and Peace Studies.
If approved, by parliament, Mbarak will replace the outgoing Harakhe Waqo, and serve the Commission for a period of six years.