Ex-military intelligence officer Twalib Mbarak has been nominated as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
If his name is approved by parliament, Mr. Mbarak will take over from outgoing CEO Halakhe Waqo whose six-year term is coming to an end.
Waqo took office in January 2013, when EACC replaced the now-defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission.
Mr. Mbarak is currently the Security and Integrity Manager at the power generating firm Kengen.
Mbarak was among 14 candidates who had been shortlisted for the position including Ms. Sarah Kilemi, National Police Service Commission board official Murshid Mohamed, Mr. James Warui, M.r Vincent Omari, Mr. Jillo Kasse, Mr. Chege Thenya, Mr. Reuben Chirchir, Mr. Cyrus Oguna, Mr. Abdi Mohamud, Mr. Joel Mabonga and Ms. Lucy Wanja.
Qualifications for the post include a post-graduate degree, clearance certificates from KRA, DCI, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Credit Reference Bureau.
The EACC chief executive post is one term, non-renewable contract of six years.