THE government yesterday formed a task force to review all anti-corruption laws following a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In his State of the Nation address delivered in Parliament last week, Uhuru said there is need to review the laws regarding corruption.
The team will also legislate the meaning of “step aside”, a step politicians involved in corruption have been asked to take.
The task force will be chaired by Attorney General Githu Muigai (above).
Its members will include Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko and Chief Justice Willy Mutunga.
Other will be the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Mumo Matemu, Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo, Auditor General Edward Ouko and Ombudsman Otiende Amollo.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett, CID director Ndegwa Muhoro, NIS director general Philip Kameru and Public Procurement Oversight Authority director Maurice Juma.
Also in the task force are Kenya Law Reform Commission chairman Mbage Nganga and acting director of Mutual Legal Assistance Christine Agimba.
Others are interim director of Kenya’s Financial Reporting Centre and acting director of assets recovery Muthoni Kimani.
Uhuru said all laws relating to graft and ethics must be aligned with the constitutional provisions on integrity and corruption in public service.
“I direct the Attorney General to review the legislative and policy framework to ensure the effective discharge of constitutional imperatives related to integrity,” he said.
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