GOVERNOR’S PRESS UNIT
There is need for capacity building on ways of prevention of corruption in counties, EACC commissioner Cecilia Mutuku has said.
Speaking when the team paid a courtesy call to county headquarters, Mutuku said there was need for government entities to establish good governance structures that will easily detect and mitigate corruption cases in the institutions.
She added that EACC was partnering with government institutions to ensure zero tolerance to corruption through preventive measures.
Bungoma Deputy Governor Janepher Mbatiany expressed the county’s commitment in ensuring that Bungoma is a corruption free zone.
“My boss, Governor Kenneth Lusaka has made it clear that he will not condone corruption and anybody getting involved will carry their own cross,” said Mbatiany.
The county has already set up the county corruption prevention committee chaired by Governor Kenneth Lusaka, deputised by Hon. Pastor Janepher Mbatiany and encompasses all the County Executive Committee Members (CECMs).
The committee aims at developing, reviewing, implementing and monitoring corruption prevention frame work.
They will also be tasked with preparing annual corruption prevention plan while ensuring that they coordinate and promote high ethics and integrity within the county.
Acting County Secretary Monica Fedha, CECMs; Benedict Emacar (Public Administration), David Wamamili (Education and VTCs), Senior Officials from EACC, Chief Officers, Directors among others were in attendance.