Baringo County latest beneficiary of EACC’s capacity-building program for public officers
25:01:2024: Baringo County Governor, Mr Benjamin Cheboi has assured the EACC of his commitment to constitute the Corruption Prevention Committee to spearhead all the anti-corruption initiatives within Baringo County.
He was speaking yesterday, Wednesday 24th January 2024 at a Corruption Prevention Workshop for his County Executive Committee members and Chief Officers. The two-day workshop was organized in conjunction with the EACC South Rift Regional Office in Nakuru.
“This collaboration allows us to embrace best practices and attain the necessary standards in ethics and integrity. The insights of the Commission are also invaluable in helping us fortify our internal anti-corruption mechanisms. By learning from their experiences, we can detect any potential vulnerabilities within our systems and proactively prevent corruption,” Mr Cheboi said.
The partnership, the Governor added, will serve as a cornerstone for the County in combating corruption and supporting their efforts to uphold high ethical standards.
“By working hand in hand with EACC as a County, we are reinforcing our dedication to upholding the highest ethical standards and fostering an environment where corruption has no place to thrive”, he said.
The County, Mr. Cheboi said, has endeavoured to sustain efforts to seal corruption loopholes including automation of revenue collection, and establishment of toll-free call centres to get timely citizen feedback on services rendered within the county.
The workshop, which closes today, 25th January 2024, aims to strengthen the commitment to integrity, accountability, and good governance across all levels of the county.
The focus is to enhance and create awareness of strategies to mitigate corruption risks. It covers critical areas such as the key principles of ethical conduct, transparent governance, and the role of county leadership in fostering a corruption-free environment.