My Office is Leading a Global Initiative Against Corruption- DP Ruto Says

DP Ruto revealed that his office was leading a global initiative against graft.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with DP William Ruto

He announced that his office was leading a global initiative to ensure the government is accountable, especially for funds allotted to various projects by donors.

Providing Leadership

The DP stated: “As part of this strategy to fight corruption, my office is providing leadership on the global initiative on open government partnership that seeks to promote an open government, eliminate opaqueness, promote citizen participation, so as to enhance transparency and accountability.”

Speaking on Wednesday to diplomatic corps, the DP stated that the government was committed to defeating obtrusiveness and promote accountability in a bid to dismantle corruption.

“The fight against organised crime, mismanagement, theft, and corruption is now running full steam and there are no friends, no relatives, and no political sides,” the DP pointed out.

“The massive resources invested by the government and the partnership built in enhancing the capacity of EACC, DPP, and DCI are beginning to bear fruits and this combat is going to be relentless and thorough,” he added.

A national action plan was also reported to be at an advanced stage, according to the DP who assured the group that the programme would be rolled out soon.

Publish Tenders

State entities are required to publish details of tenders awarded for delivery of good and services, an order that was given under an Executive Order signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Head of State also ordered the government procurement departments to use the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) to pay for goods and services.

Kenyans will have access to information regarding contracts awarded to businesses, their prices, and particulars of suppliers including company directors of companies doing business with government agencies.

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