Kitu host EACC which has embarked on a countrywide Corruption Risk Assessment programme.

Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu speaking during the EACC countrywide Corruption Risk Assessment programme in Kitui County on Monday PHOTO/KITUI COUNTY

Kitu County on Monday played host to The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) which has embarked on a countrywide Corruption Risk Assessment programme.

The programme is intended to assist put in place strong systems of work to help counties and other government institutions comply to the law and laid down procedures.

The body endeavors to empower government institutions to identify and prevent corruption in all government institutions in the country.

Speaking at a meeting in Kitui town, Governor Charity Ngilu said the exercise will go a long way in helping seal corruption loopholes and streamlining service delivery to the people of Kitui and Kenya at large.

She reiterated her commitment to fighting corruption, saying the taxpayers must get the value for their money.

Ngilu urged the county staff to shun any attempt to mismanage county resources saying such encourages inefficiency in service delivery in government institutions.

“My agenda is very clear in matters service delivery. Kitui is transforming every new day. We have a call to improve livelihoods of our people through an all round development” she said.

She noted that sustained development can only be achieved in a corruption free environment and reiterated her government’s commitment to spearheading development in the county.

EACC commissioner Dr. Dabar Abdi Maalim said counties needed assistance through educating , training and aiding in making efficient the systems for smooth operations.

“We have not come to arrest but we have come to help identify loopholes for corruption and offer possible solutions in our report” he said.