Twalib Mbarak, Ethics and Anti-Corruption (EACC) chief executive nominee was sworn into the office on 14th January 2019 on Monday under the auspices of Chief Justice David Maraga.
The event also saw the attendance of key figures such as EACC Chairperson Archbishop Eliud Wabukhala, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti.
Addressing Kenyans after his appointment, he promised to deliver on his duties.
“I aim to build our intelligence capabilities and undercover operations in order to use information not only for reactive purposes but also to improve knowledge on emerging threats and to identify proactive investigative lines,” said Mr Mbarak.
He also promised to infiltrate inside the corruption cartel network
“I intend to improve the capacity of the asset recovery function of the commission and to leverage on the skills of the multi-agency team. Once the gain is seized from the corrupt individuals the deterrence effect is monumental,” further said the incoming CEO.
Here are some of the key important facts about Twalib Mbaraka you should know before you meet him under the corridors of justice
- He was born as Twalib Abdallah Mbarak, along Kenya’s coastal region, specifically in Kilifi County.
- He was trained as a military intelligence officer in five countries; Kenya, South Africa, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
- He served in the military wing for a period of 15 years between 1984 and 1999.
- Afterwards he would later join National Intelligence Service (NIS) until 2006.
- Interestingly he worked with EACC around 2010 before leaving and coming back as its boss in 2019.
- In 2012, he served as Security and Integrity Manager at KenGen
- While in Kenya he studied and graduated from University of Nairobi in 2009
- On paperwork, he is a well trained officer from the International Security Management Institute of the United Kingdom.
- He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Armed Conflict and Peace Studies besides being a regular contributor on Daily Nation as a columnist on security issues
- He will replace Halakhe Waqo who joined the commission as a CEO since 2013