Uhuru's new order that will affect all Civil Servants

The directive is set to affect the more than 62,000 civil servants

Public officers across all cadres in the civil service are expected to fill a new wealth declaration form that requires specific disclosures, including contracts for goods and services, any consultancies, sponsorship by firms, including overseas trips, and plans for future employment, according to The Standard.

Though the the Public Officers Ethics Act requires that the declaration shall be submitted in December of every second year, the State workers have now been asked to conclude the exercise immediately.

Also required is information on any pending civil and/or criminal cases touching on the public officer or business associate or firm, and possession of dual citizenship or pending applications for dual citizenship, and the status of such applications.

By last Friday, the more than 62,000 civil servants were expected to have furnished the Public Service Commission (PSC) with vital information, in soft and hard copy, on their dealings.

“All public officers should submit the disclosures and submit the hard and soft copies to the respective heads of human resource for onward transmission to the Commission,” a circular by PSC Deputy CEO Simon Rotich read in part.

Step aside

The President ordered the officers to submit their personal information to the office of head of Head of Public Service which included their assets, liabilities and previous record of service.

The Head of State also directed that lie detectors will be used during the vetting of procurement and accounting officers in the ongoing war on graft.

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