EACC CONDUCTS RISKS ASSESSMENTS TO EMPOWER COUNTIES SEAL CORRUPTION LOOPHOLES

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The lead Anti-graft agency, EACC has in the last two years carried out over 22 Corruption Risk Assessments (CRAs) amongst the 47 Counties in Kenya.

In 2019, EACC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the County Governments on the prevention of corruption. Since then, it has initiated several County-Focused CRAs aimed at identifying and addressing systemic weaknesses, loopholes, and opportunities that can be exploited to perpetuate corruption.

Recently, the Commission launched a CRA exercise for the Murang’a County Assembly.  At the end of these exercises, which often take weeks of intensive work, the Commission, gives the target institution a report which contains a number of recommendations for them t0 implement.

“County Assemblies, like other government institutions require systems, policies, practices and procedures of work that ensure efficient service delivery, accountability, responsible decision making, leaving no room for wastage and pilferage of public resources” EACC Comm. Mwaniki Gachoka said when he lead a delegation from the Commission that paid a Courtesy Call on Murangá County Assembly Speaker, Hon. Leonard Nduati.

The exercise is part of the Commission’s preventive strategy that enables public institutions to detect, combat, and prevent corruption and unethical practices.

The Senate, which oversights the County Governments, recently acknowledged that Counties that are implementing recommendations from the CRAs provide a critical foundation in setting up strong work systems

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