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THE ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT, 2008
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THE ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT, 2008

PART VIII

INTEGRITY IN PUBLIC LIFE

 

119. Public officers to Declare assets and liabilities.

119. (1) Every public officer shall within three months of becoming a public officer deposit with the Commission a sworn declaration of his income, assets and liabilities and thereafter not later than 31st March in each succeeding year that he is a public officer, he shall deposit further declarations of his income, assets and liabilities and also while leaving office.

120. Examination and Publication of Declaration.

120. (1) The Commission shall examine every declaration furnished to it and may request from the declarant any information or explanation relevant to a declaration made by him, which in its opinion, would assist it in its examination.

120. (2) Where upon an examination under subsection (1), the Commission is satisfied that a declaration has been fully made, it shall publish or cause to be published a certificate in the Gazette in the form prescribed by the Commission.

120. (3) Where the Commission publishes or causes to be published a certificate under subsection (2), any person may make a written complaint to the Commission in relation to that certificate.

121. Power to investigate Particulars in Declaration.

121.(1).(b) Where after a certificate has been published in the Gazette under section 120, any person makes a written complaint to the Commission in relation to that certificate, the Commission, after consideration of the complaint, may decide that the complaint should be investigated.

121. (2) In conducting an investigation pursuant to subsection (1) above, the Commission may-

a)     in writing request the public officer concerned or the complainant to furnish such further information or documents as it may require, within such time as it may specify;
b)     in writing require the public officer concerned to attend on the Commission at such time as may be specified by the Commission;
c)     make such independent inquiries and investigation relating to the declaration or complaint as it thinks necessary;
d)     summon witnesses and require the production of documents;
e)     in respect of a complaint under paragraph (b) of subsection (1), in addition to summoning the complainant, it may hear the complainant who may be represented by a legal practitioner and any witnesses in support of the complaint;

(3) Where a public officer is required to attend on the Commission pursuant to subsection (2), he may have the right to be accompanied and represented by a legal practitioner for the purposes of such inquiry and may require the Commission to summon such witnesses as he thinks necessary.
(4) For the purpose of investigation of a complaint under this section, the Commission may, on good cause being shown to its satisfaction, allow the complainant to have access to the declaration of the public officer concerned filed under this Act.

122. Offences in relation to Declarations.

122.(d) Any person who after a certificate in respect of a declaration has been published in the Gazette pursuant to subsection (2) of section 120, publishes any statement whatever (orally or in writing) challenging the accuracy of that certificate or the honesty or credibility of the declarant, otherwise than by way of a complaint to the Commission; commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not less than twenty million leones or to imprisonment for a term not less than one year or to both such fine and imprisonment.

122.(f) Any person who makes any frivolous, vexatious or groundless complaint to the Commission in relation to a declaration or a certificate in respect of such declaration, commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not less than twenty million leones or to imprisonment for a term not less than one year or to both such fine and imprisonment.


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