NAZAHA is a neutral, independent authority established following the enactment of law number 2 of the year 2016 promulgated on 24/1/2016. NAZAHA was set up in response to the requirements of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) which, in its sixth article, stipulates that "each State Party shall, in accordance with the fundamental principles of its legal system, ensure the existence of a body or bodies, as appropriate, that prevent corruption."
Combatting corruption significantly serves Kuwait's national interests. This is the main motive behind establishing NAZAHA. It is essential to include such important agency in the Kuwaiti legislative system.