5th AGM

Membership of the Association is open to all Anti-Corruption Authorities of East African Community Partner States and to any other members in Eastern Africa. Other organisations with similar objectives may become observers of the Association on application for membership.

The Association was thereafter, launched in Nairobi, Kenya on 9th November 2007 when the EAAACA Constitution was signed.

Our Vision


To promote the spirit of zero tolerance against corruption and encourage regional cooperation in preventing and combating corruption.

Overall Objective


EAAACA’s overall objective is to promote and facilitate regional cooperation, mutual legal and technical assistance in the prevention and combating of corruption in the region, to share information, hold trainings and carry out joint research.


The East African Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities was formed on 28th September 2007 in Kampala, Uganda when heads of Kenya Anti-corruption commission of Kenya (now ethics and Anti-corruption Commission), prevention and combating of corruption Bureau of United Republic of Tanzania and Inspectorate of Government of Uganda, signed the Kampala Declaration of East African Association of Anti-corruption Authorities (EAAACA).

The Association was therefore launched in Nairobi, Kenya on 9th November 2007 when the EAAACA constitution was signed.

Our Objectives


The achievement of the above objectives and interests of the Association imposes obligations, tasks and responsibilities on all members of the Association, which may have social, political, economic and legal connotations.

A patriotic approach therefore is considered to be the best option for EAAACA members to dedicate themselves to a common responsibility of promoting Zero Tolerance to Corruption in the Eastern Africa Region.


The following are the objectives of the Association among others;

  1. To promote, facilitate and regulate cooperation among the Partner States to ensure the effectiveness of measures and actions to prevent, detect, investigate, punish and eradicate corruption.
  2. To afford one another mutual legal assistance regarding detection, investigations, prosecutions, identification, tracing, freezing, seizure, confiscation and repatriation of property, instruments or proceeds obtained or derived from corruption.
  3. To conduct research on new and best practices and innovations to improve and enhance the effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Authorities in the East African Corruption Regional and organising joint trainings programmes of staff for the benefit of their personnel.
  4. To stimulate public awareness about the dangers of corruption and the dangers of corruption and about civil society`s role in the prevention and combating of corruption in general.
  5. To facilitate the repatriation of proceeds of corruption or money laundering or ill-gotten wealth and the seizure of any property when requested by any Party to this Constitution.
  6. To coordinate, harmonise the policies and legislation between Partner States for purposes of prevention, detection, investigation, punishment and eradication of corruption in the East African Community Region.
  7. To cooperate in the area of witness protection and whistle-blower protection system.