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Speaker Muturi Lands Second Job

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has been elected President of the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC).

The voting, which was held at a meeting held in Accra, Ghana,took place in his absence.

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In his acceptance speech read by Kisumu East MP Shakeel Shabir, Muturi said he will work on three key issues to ensure a corruption-free Africa during his tenure.

“The incoming President wants to draw the attention of member states to people. In this regard, he suggests focus on people – to strive not only for peace and decent life for all on a sustainable planet but also a continent free of corruption,” Shabir said.

He said Muturi will also seek to improve the detection, exposure and prevention of corruption across the continent by fostering strong parliamentary oversight on the vice.

The Speaker noted that a graft-free Africa will play a great role in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

“The next priority will be networking with the Member of CPA, African Union, Pan African Parliament, Inter-parliamentary Union and his fellow Speakers in African Parliaments to strengthen APNAC as a caucus,” Shabir said.

He said Muturi will also work on strengthening the APNAC Secretariat by lobbying for allocation of adequate funds by Parliaments for the support of programmes.

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APNAC was born out of the Regional Seminar on Parliament and Good Governance held in Kampala, Uganda, in early February 1999. The theme was ‘Towards a New Agenda for Controlling Corruption in Africa’.

The Kenya chapter was initiated in February 2001 through the efforts of former Webuye MP Musikari Kombo.

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