Narok County Leaders Tipped On Integrity And Ethics
Workshop participants at Enashipai Resort and Spa, Naivasha
Narok County executives are the latest government officials to be sensitized to the Leadership and Integrity Act 2012, 2015, regulations among other legislations that touch on Chapter Six of the Constitution. The exercise, conducted by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission(EACC), is part of a series targeting the countrys 47 counties.
In a two-day workshop, the county executive committee was taken through various sections of Chapter Six of the Constitution and public service governance issues to help in better management of the counties.
EACC Commissioner Dr. Dabar thanked the county government for its co-operation in the fight against corrupt practices and unethical conduct. He commended them for being the first county to make significant strides in implementing the laws on ethics and integrity. Among these are, as he noted, the development of specific leadership and integrity codes for their state officers.
Dr Dabar further thanked the governor, his deputy and executive committee for signing and committing to the codes of ethics, which he termed as an important step in abiding by the principles under Chapter six of the Constitution and the Leadership and Integrity Act. The County, he said, is also a pioneer in appointing a director in charge of integrity matters and for that we congratulate you, your excellency Madam Governor.
EACCs Commissioner Dr. Dabar Maalim making his speech during the opening of the Leadership and integrity workshop at Enashipai Resort & Spa Naivasha.
Noting the high level of corruption in country governments, particularly in the health sector, the EACC Commissioner challenged county officials to uphold integrity, reminding them: You are, therefore, expected to at all times, to not only uphold and adhere to the provisions of the law; uphold personal, professional and institutional integrity; avoid engaging in corrupt practices and unethical conduct, but also ensure that those entrusted with public office in the county do the same.
Deputy Governor Evalyn Aruasa, who officially opened the workshop, affirmed the countys commitment to the fight against corruption and challenged government officials to remain committed to that agenda. As evidence of that commitment, she noted that Narok County had already established an Ethics Directorate. At the same time, she commended county officials for upholding integrity citing, as proof of that, the Corruption Index that named Narok among the least corrupt counties.
Narok County Deputy Governor Evalyn Aruasa making his remarks at the opening of the workshop at Enashipai Resort & Spa, Naivasha
EACCs Deputy Director of Leadership and Ethics, Mr. Kairichi Marimba, and Stella Mbelle (Ethics Officer) facilitated the workshop. Mr. Khalid (Nakuru Office regional head) was also present.