4th Workshop On Declaration Of Income, Assets And Liabilities For Responsible Commissions
EACC Vice-Chairperson, Commissioner Sophia Lepuchirit delivering the keynote address during the 4th DIALs Workshop at the Mombasa Beach Hotel
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission conducted the 4th Workshop on implementation of the requirements of the Public Officers Ethics Act, 2003 (POEA) on Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities (DIALs). The Workshop was organized for technical officers responsible for the day-to-day management of DIALs in Responsible Commissions in the National Government. Responsible Commissions are the public entities designated or contemplated as such under Section 3 of the Public Officer Ethics Act, 2003 to exercise disciplinary control over the Public Officers designated to them. The Workshop was held on 5th and 6th September 2018 at the Mombasa Beach Hotel.
The two-day Workshop was officially opened on 5th September, 2018 by the EACC Vice-Chairperson, Commissioner Sophia Lepuchirit. During her keynote address, Commissioner Lepuchirit stated that while EACC is vested with the overall mandate to enforce and oversee implementation of codes of conduct, the primary responsibility is vested in Responsible Commissions which are therefore the first point of call in the enforcement of the law on declaration of income, assets and liabilities.
She further stated that DIALs enable early detection and prevention of corrupt practices hence enhancing transparency and accountability among public officers. The Commissioner called on all Kenyans to recognize that they are key pillars in the criminal justice process and that they cannot afford to be spectators.