Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has joined the Kenya Anti-corruption commission during the launch of systems examination into the procurement and distribution of equipment to technical institutions in the Ministry of Education.
Speaking during the event, Magoha has said that the existence of inefficiencies and weakness in the procurement process is the main driver of corruption in Kenya.
The CS added that the examination into the systems and practices in the procurement process in Technical Institutions will help identify weakness and provide mitigation measures.
The examination into systems, policies and procedure is in line with the commission’s preventive mandate of monitoring the practices and procedures of work of public entities to deter corrupt practices and secure the revision of ways of work that may be conducive to corrupt practices.
The anti-graft body has made deliberate efforts to mainstream corruption prevention in all public institutions by strengthening systems of work and is currently undertaking similar exercise in the State Department of Housing and Urban Development, Kenyatta National Hospital and Makueni Executive and Assembly.
The main objective of the examination is to mainstream corruption prevention in the procurement and distribution of equipment to TVET institutions by the ministry of Education.
The output of the examination exercise will be a report of the findings and recommendations aimed at advicing the ministry of education on ways and means fo preventing and enhancing integrity.