Bomet Governor Hon Dr Joyce Laboso officiated the commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day 2018 at Bomet Green Stadium, on December 9th 2018 at Bomet Green Stadium.
This year’s theme, “Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation” is of extreme significance as it aims at raising the awareness and understanding of corruption. “Corruption hampers our economic and social development and threatens to tear the social fabric that holds us together. We must strengthen our institutions and restate our individual and collective responsibility of disrupting any form of corruption at its nascent stages.” Dr Laboso said.
Bomet County is compliant with all the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) requirements. In May, 2018, the National Ethics and Corruption Survey released by the EACC rated Bomet as the least corrupt County in a bribery index report. However, the Governor issued a stern warning to any corrupt official saying that anyone found culpable will be prosecuted.
The EACC Act, 2011 and the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012, have provided an enabling institutional and legal framework for purposes of realizing the objectives of Chapter Six of the Constitution. Dr. Laboso added that the county government is in the process of developing a Corruption Prevention Policy, forming the County Corruption Committees and training of the Integrity Assurance officers. Compulsory and continuous ethics and integrity training will be conducted in all levels of the County Government.