The government plans to take away some powers of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and vest them in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations as part of its strategy to bolster the war against corruption.
President Uhuru Kenyatta intends to expand the mandate of the DCI to include corruption cases that have been the mandate of EACC.
"I have also directed actions that will reduce wastage of public funds and make government departments more accountable and efficient. I'm aware that every taxpayer's shilling is hard earned, and that it must be translated to services that make a positive impact in the lives of our people," Uhuru said.
Although Article 244 (b) of the Constitution gives the police power to deal with matters relating to corruption, it has largely been left to EACC as a specialist organisation.
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