System Review to Seal Graft Loopholes
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission(EACC) has launched Corruption Risk Assessments system review for Kitui County Executive and Assembly. The exercise involves looking into the systems, policies, procedures and practices in Kitui County with the aim of identifying loopholes that allow corruption to prevail. The exercise was presided over by EACC Commissioner Dr. Dabar Abdi Maalim, Kitui Governor Hon. Charity K. Ngilu and Speaker of the County Assembly Mr. George Ndoto.
Speaking during the launch, Commissioner Dabar urged the County government and the County Assembly to support the Commission in the fight against corruption and unethical conduct. He assured the County Government and the Assembly that the exercise will be conducted professionally and the Commission will share the findings with the two institutions.
Commissioner Dabar alluded that corruption loopholes exist in all management systems and if not properly addressed can negatively impact the functioning of an institution leading to misuse and loss of public resources, abuse of office, non-compliance with statutory obligations and poor service delivery.
He informed the County and Assembly officials that systems review exercise is a strategy to counter inefficiencies and minimize corrupt practices.
Governor Ngilu vowed to support the Commission during the week long exercise and urged her team to comply and cooperate with the EACC team. She thanked the EACC team for taking the initiative to undertake systems review for the County which noted will go a long way in assisting the County to comply with the law and laid down procedures.