RVTTI integrity committee was priviledged to be sensitized by on corruption prevention at the institute Led by Facilitators Michael Babu ; Senior Education officer ,Celestine Owiti; Ethics officer, all from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The EAC Commission is a  Constitutional commission under article 79 of the constitution of Kenya 2010 whose main aim is to to prevent & combat economic crimes and unethical conduct through: Law enforcement; Public education; Prevention and Promotion of best practices of integrity.

The committee were lucky to be sensitized on the constitution of Kenya with close regard to Article 10 clause 2, that is;
(2) The National values and principles of governance include:
(a) patriotism, national unity, sharing and devolution of power, the rule of law, democracy and participation of the people;
(b) human dignity, equity, social justice, inclusiveness, equality, human rights, non-discrimination and protection of the marginalized;
(c) good governance, integrity, transparency and accountability; and
(d) sustainable development.

Members of the RVTTI integrity Committee following Keenly on the Proceedings of the Sensitization Training

Various conflicts of interest, which  is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests, financial or otherwise, and serving one interest could involve working against another in workplace were Discussed. Which included and not limited to;

  • Self dealing, that is directing your business activity to a firm which you have interest.
  • Outside Employment such as side job or business that absorbs work time and distracts production
  • Competition e.g. cultivating donors for future exit
  • Cronyism -awarding business opportunities to family and friends
  • Nepotism- Hiring a family member to a paid in a family
  • Gifts- Accepting anything of significant value from a Vendor

Corruption prevention strategies (3Es) that is; Corruption prevention strategies (3Es) were also discussed which include:-

  • Enforcement: Investigation and recovery of assets, codes of conduct and ethics
  • Education: Public education and awareness, character education and behaviour change
  •  Engineering – research, systems study, audits, advice and review. Reforms that target efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.

Effective corruption prevention strategies were also discussed which include:-

  • Enhance Staff ethics and integrity
  • Having procedures and guide-lines in place
  • Supervisory checks and controls
  • Efficiency, transparency and accountability
  • Supervisory accountability
  • Internal complaint systems
  • Committee systems
  • Protection of confidential information
  • Regulate discretion
  • Declaration of assets
  • Declaration of gifts
  • Declaration of conflict of interest
  •  Vetting staff
  •  Corruption Risk identification and mitigation.

The informative sensitization also looked into other insightful topics in integrity in Workplace such as the Anti- corruption framework as well as Tools/strategies.

Find Below the Pictorials of the Sensitization training.