Even before the Access to Information Act, this has been mandatory for Institutions

Years before the Access to Information Act, there already were laws in place that required state entities to publish and publicize routinely what they do and what the  citizen should know about. Some of them have not been followed for all those years. Check where access to information provicions are being followed and where not … Continue reading “Even before the Access to Information Act, this has been mandatory for Institutions”


Public Officers Ethics Act, 2013

The Public Officers Ethics Act is simply a list of dos and don’ts for public officers in Kenya. It constitutes their Code of Conduct and more, like the obligation to file a declaration of wealth to uncover any suspected income and assets acquired corruptly.


LIA – Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012

The Leadership and Integrity Act constitutes the rules and code of conduct for state officers and, in some cases, for public officers as well. It names penalties for the offences under this Act.


Penalties

Penalties for Corruption Offences  The Law provides for the following penalties: – A fine not exceeding Ksh 1,000,000/- or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 years or both. – Additional mandatory fines, if as a result of the corrupt conduct or economic crime a person receives a benefit that can be quantified or measured, or … Continue reading “Penalties”


Declaration of Wealth missing or wrong

Public officers have to declare income, assets and liabilities of either himself, his spouse(s) and his children under 18 every second year. The procedures for doing this are lain out in Part IV Sec. 26 to 34 of the Public Officers Ethics Act. If they don’t they are committing an offence. 


Abuse of Office

Abuse of Office (section 46 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2011) means: A person is guilty of an offence if he/she uses his/her office to improperly award a benefit to him/herself or another person.