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‘55 corruption cases detected’

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KUWAIT CITY, May 22: Issa Al-Enezi of the Public Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha), revealed to Al-Qabas that the authority was able to monitor 55 incidents of suspected corruption since the beginning of 2021 until date, through social networking sites and the media, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Enezi told the daily, “The total number of operations suspected of corruption since the implementation of the executive regulations of the law establishing the authority in 2016 amounted to 125 incidents, and the necessary legal measures have been taken against them.”

Speaking of the facts and information, Al-Enezi said anything that any suspicions of corruption stipulated in Article 22 of Law No. 2 of 2016 that established the Public Anti-Corruption Authority and the provisions for disclosure of financial disclosure are monitored.” He pointed out that the information and news subject to follow-up on the facts of suspected corruption crimes, which are monitored through various sources, are being evaluated according to the necessary preliminary conditions in the corruption crimes mentioned in Article 22.

He went on to say, “The authority will initiate its procedures when the initial conditions are met, and if the information is serious and reliable, as well as checking the precedent of the subject’s discussion in the authority or not,” noting that the monitoring sources include “various media outlets, including local and international newspapers.” Regarding the legal basis for the monitoring process, Al- Enezi stated that Article 24 of Law No. 2/2016, and the provisions relating to disclosure of financial disclosure, allows the authority to “as soon as it becomes aware of the existence of a suspicion of a corruption crime begins to collect information, which is the right of Nazaha to examine the records and documents related to the crime in question, as well as request that it be provided with any data, information or documents related to it, and it may decide to refer it to the competent judicial authorities.

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