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Uhuru, Ruto have until December to declare their wealth

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. Photo/courtesy

Public servants including President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have until December 31 to declare their wealth, according to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

In a move to catch cheats and people who may have acquired their wealth in dubious ways, the anti-graft commission wants entities receiving the declarations to analyse and verify the declared wealth.

During the exercise, confidential information of the officers regarding the status of their wealth will also be collected.

“Upon closure of the declaration, entities responsible for the declaration shall compare and contract any information obtained from others with the information contained in the declaration of a particular public officer,” EACC Twalib Mbarak said.

Kenya’s Constitution requires state officers to declare their wealth once every two years. Officers who fail to declare their wealth or give false information can be subject to a criminal offence that can attract a fine not exceeding Ksh1 million or imprisonment of not more than one year or both.

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