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Anti-graft agency to nab bribe givers and takers

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is targeting both givers and receivers of bribes to minimise corruption in the country, the agency Chair Eliud Wabukala said Thursday morning.

Bishop Wabukala said the commission is creating modalities and guidelines that will see corruption minimised in both the private and public sectors.

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Speaking during a meeting with representatives from the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (Kam), the Bishop said for a long time the fight against corruption has usually targeted public office, but the private sector are implicated as well since they also play a role in giving bribes.

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“We must look at this carefully because in a bribery case, there is a giver and a taker,” he said.

He further said that corruption and organised crime are symbiotic such that tackling one will cripple the other.

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His sentiment was supported by Flora Mutahi, Kam chairperson, who said the private sector in Kenya contributes to a lot of policy making in society.

The body met stakeholders and the EACC chair to discuss the importance of the Bribery Act at the Sarova Stanley Hotel.

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