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Anticorruption commissions and independent structures need empowerment on how to set and monitor results. That is, for countries where there is proven political will to fight corruption. But where corruption is an instrument for political and other power and office, this debate has no place. This is beacause, the system will keep talking fighting corruption whereas it is corruption fighting and even ruling the system. In some countries, corruption cases drag on for years without preliminary investigations yielding anything. At times, the detention of suspects for years raises questions on the motives behind their arrests and other human rigths issues. I think that if countries fighting corruption must acheive results, then, there must be a comprehensive anticorruption legislation that sets out benchmarks on investigation periods amongst others. Specific legislation is the livewire of the fight after political will because; in most countries of the South, many forms of corruption are not criminalized by law. Besides, the law even when it sanctions corruption with many years of imprisonment, it is silent on the issue of asset seizure and recovery. In Cameroon for instance, courts hand down heavy sentences on convicted suspects ranging from between thirty to fifty years for top civil servants who stole billions from the citizens. while these VIP prisoners are given such heavy sentences in jail, nothing is done to their stolen wealth. Worst still, some of these VIP thieves while in prison continously mock at the fight on corruption by multiplying landed property and other investments.

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