Public officers to declare wealth by December

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The Public Service Commission (PSC) has launched a biennial wealth declaration and capacity building programme, an exercise that is set to begin on November 1st this year to March 2016.

Speaking while launching the programme, PSC boss Professor Margaret Kobia said the programme brings all public officers on board for scrutiny in cases of corruption.

Professor Kobia added that the exercise is important and it includes State Officers and all public officers.

The commission has over time administered the declaration of incomes, assets and liabilities from 2003 to date to all State Officers up to job group M.

The PSC chair asked all Officers in Ministries, State Departments and Parastatals to fill the declaration forms before December 31st this year.

All staff seconded to county governments are also obligated to fill and submit their declaration forms to county public service boards.

Professor Kobia added that the commission has continuously built the capacity for discharge of responsibilities including the administration of the Public Officer Ethics Act.

”The commission has organized a two day capacity building to train link persons in the implementation of the Act,” she added.

At the county level the commission targets to train human resource officers, members of county public service boards, advisory committees and county secretaries to help in the process that will see at least 66,000 thousand public officers that were seconded to counties fill in their details.

The Vice Chairperson Ambassador Peter Ole Nkuraiyia said the commission is determined to promote good governance, transparency and integrity in the public service.

Nkuraiyia also added that there are disciplinary actions to State and Public Officers who will not comply with the directive on wealth declaration.

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