In Summary
  • The US ambassador said that the FBI will increase its collaboration with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution, the DCI and the EACC.
  • Mr Mbarak and McCarter however declined to reveal details of the high profile cases in which they have engaged the services of the FBI.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) will now work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to probe high profile corruption cases and share intelligence on asset tracing and recovery.

The announcement was made after a meeting between EACC chief executive officer Twalib Mbarak, chairman Archbishop Eliud Wabukhala and US ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter at Integrity Centre.

The US ambassador said that the FBI, going forward, will increase its collaboration with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the EACC.

FBI is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States of America.

HIGH PROFILE CASES

Mr Mbarak and McCarter however declined to reveal details of the high profile cases in which they have engaged the services of the FBI.

“We don’t have to advertise everything we do because we don’t want to educate criminals. The criminals will be caught by surprise,” Mr McCarter said.

“The people of Kenya deserve justice and we are going to deploy every resource. We want to win the war on corruption and that is our focus,” the US ambassador added.

On the recovery of assets stolen and hidden in the US, Mr McCarter said it is not going to be business as usual as intelligence-sharing between EACC and FBI is going to be intensified to bring back what belongs to Kenya.

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