In Summary
  • The EACC recommended that the county subject its officials to the process to curb graft, especially in departments riddled with cases.
  • The acting director lauded the county for efforts against the vice, saying the EACC has recorded fewer complaints from the public.

City Hall officers will soon be required to undergo regular integrity tests aimed at reining in corruption in the Nairobi government.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) recommended that the county subject its officials to the process to curb graft, especially in departments riddled with cases.

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In a report titled Institutionalization of Ethics and Integrity and the Role of the Media, the state agency endorses regular tests for officers working in corruption-prone departments in the county.

Mr Erick Munyao, the commission's acting assistant director of ethics and leadership, said the capital should have a clause in staff contract that deters the vice.

The county has as least 1,300 employees.

Mr Munyao also called for the risk assessment of operational areas, besides implementation of measures agreed upon, such as establishing an ethics and integrity department to develop, implement and enforce integrity and anti-corruption strategies.

“Nairobi should develop a mechanism for holding heads of units responsible for corruption and unethical conduct in their units,” he said.

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