Chief Justice (CJ) Martha Koome presided over the swearing-in of two newly appointed commissioners to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) at the Supreme Court
Monica Wanjiru. PHOTO/COURTESY
Koome congratulated the two; Rtd. Col. Alfred Mtuweta Mshimba and Dr. Monica Wanjiru, following their successful appointments and urged them to discharge their duties with integrity, accountability and good governance as they join EACC.
Alfred Mtuweta Mshimba. PHOTO/COURTESY
“I urge you to always bear in mind our nation’s history and context, which informed the unique provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity,” she said.
The CJ urged the new Commissioners to work together in fighting corruption and economic strains as the only way to eliminate corruption in the public service and public procurement.
She said that corruption has held the government hostage, making it hard to discharge its duties.
Martha Koome. PHOTO/COURTESY
Giving an example, Koome said corruption has compromised that healthcare and many people are dying from treatable diseases because of corruption.
"Our entire health care has been compromised by corruption and many people are dying from treatable diseases due to this vice, the same case applies for education and other sectors, this Judiciary is not an exemption as you might know we recently requested EACC to conduct our systems review and to advise us on how to root out corruption as you cannot talk of the Judiciary as the vanguard of justice and fairness and corruption at the same time," Koome said.
She urged the new Commissioners to let the oath they have taken guide them in their daily work.
She said that the Judiciary is open to working with EACC to fight corruption and ensure that justice and fairness are enhanced.
EACC Chairperson Rtd. Archbishop Eliud Wabukala also attended the ceremony.
Rtd. Archbishop Eliud Wabukala. PHOTO/COURTESY