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Kibaki, Raila pick Matemu new graft boss

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Mr Mumo Matemu has been nominated to head the agency that will lead the war against corruption.His deputies at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) will be Prof Jane Onsongo and Ms Irene Keino, according to the list that President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga submitted to Parliament for vetting on Thursday.Mr Matemu is a former Kenya Revenue Authority Commissioner in charge of support services, while Prof Onsongo held the same position at the defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC). Ms Keino was deputy chairperson of KACC’s advisory board.Selection panelThe selection panel had shortlisted Mr Matemu, Mr Okong’o O’Mogeni and Ms Sarah Kilemi for appointment as chairperson of the commission.Prof Onsongo, Ms Keino, Mr Polycarp Omolo Ochilo and Mr Robert Francis Shaw were picked for the two slots of EACC members.Temporary Speaker Gitobu Imanyara on Thursday forwarded the names to the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee and directed it to report back to the House by Monday so that the list is discussed before the end of the session next week.Click here

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