Zambian MPs in Kenya to learn how to fight corruption

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A Zambian parliamentary delegation is in Kenya to learn how to effectively fight corruption, reports local media.

The committee on Privileges, Absences and Support Services visited EACC commissioners at Integrity Centre in Nairobi to learn how the agency has been spearheading the war on graft.

The delegation of eight MPs arrived over the weekend and held it’s first meeting with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday.

“This is a study tour by our colleagues from the Zambian National Assembly. We are sharing experiences on fighting corruption and promoting ethics,” EACC commissioner Mwaniki Gachoka said.

“We are fighting corruption through many strategies. One of the law enforcement – investigating cases and recommending them to the DPP.”

Garry Nkombo, who is leading the foreign delegation, said they were studying best practices in managing corruption in governance.

Nkombo said they will also share their experiences and the problems they have encountered in the fight against the vice and processes in whistle-blowing and prosecution of suspects.

“We recognise the fact that corruption does exist and want to learn how Kenya has been dealing with it. It is generally agreed that corruption cannot be fought with kids’ gloves,” Nkombo said

“We are here to learn how the EACC is managing it, bearing in mind that those who engage in corruption remain very powerful and with the mandate to look after the aspirations of the people they govern.”

Kenyan officials and anti-corruption agencies have been on the spot over corruption scandals in organisations including the National Youth Service (Sj9 billion), the National Cereals and Produce Board (Sh1.9 billion), Kenya Pipeline Company (Sh95 billion), and the National Irrigation Board.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned that nobody who is found guilty will go unpunished while the Judiciary has asked agencies and investigators to provide evidence sufficient for convictions.



7 Responses to Zambian MPs in Kenya to learn how to fight corruption

  1. You Zambian Leaders (MPs),do not waste peoples’ money.You know very well that CORRUPTION IN ZAMBIA IS A LEADERSHIP PROBLEM.Our leaders do not have a conscious;No morality,No integrity,No genuine fear for God (just lip service).When the issue of Leadership is seriously delt with,this corruption song will cease/disappear.Even you MPs,you’re just wasting money.Let the morality and consciousness and integrity start with you.

    Political Observer
    June 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    • @ Political Observer-I agree with you 100%.Corruption is indeed a leadership problem.Most corruption(if not all corruption) is done by our leaders at all levels.

      Sir Nyambe
      June 12, 2018 at 6:05 pm

  2. I,fory one,iam very disappointed with MP Nkoymbo,that he can even lead he can even lead such a team.

    Bo Sipopa
    June 12, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    • It seems even the opposition (UPND) are NOT providing the much leaded leadership.Why be part of the wastage of public resources on useless trips.
      They condemn ECL on endless travels;but they are also contributing to resource wastage.

      The Seer
      June 12, 2018 at 9:47 pm

  3. But then is it Garry Nkombo who initiated the trip to Kenya? Maybe they should have gone to corruption free countries like Denmark or Finiland (Check the transparency index for 2018).

    Johan Wind
    June 13, 2018 at 9:45 am

    • @ I think Garry Nkombo is one of the bad elements(leaders) in UPND.He has outlived his usefulness.Remember,he is the one who was named(as talking to Kampyongo) even in the Mukula issue when tho5se trucks were impounded by the PF Cadres.

      Bo Sipopa
      June 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm

  4. They should also find time to talk to people like Professor Patrice Lumumba, who once served as Chairman of the Kenyan Anti Corruption Commission. He claims he was fired because he had started taking the fight to the epicentre of corruption – Government and its leaders. They should also go to Tanzania where President Magufuli has waged a serious war on corruption and appears to be succeeding as he has instilled fear among those in corruptible positions. Their final place should be Malaysia where the ‘new’ Prime Minister has waged a vicious war on corruption.

    June 14, 2018 at 10:36 am

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