The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has announced new amendments to the standard oath of office that all newly elected, nominated, and appointed state officers are expected to sign the integrity code before taking their respective offices.
Through a statement, EACC indicated that all newly-elected, nominated and appointed state officers will be required to sign and commit to integrity codes, in addition to their oaths of office.
“Following the general election held on August 9, 2022, all newly-elected, nominated & appointed state officers will be required to sign and commit to integrity codes, in addition to their oaths of office. This is pursuant to Section 40 of the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012,” stated EACC.
The new adjustments will not only keep leaders in control, but will also ensure that they maintain integrity, public trust, and avoid any type of corruption.
“Signing of the prescribed integrity code signifies a commitment and pledge by the State Officer that during their tenure of office, they will uphold integrity, protect public trust and not promote or engage in any form of corruption,” said EACC.
The commission is currently in discussion with Chief Justice Martha Koome about the inclusion of an integrity code during the officers’ swearing-in ceremony, which also includes taking the oath of office.
“EACC is liaising with the Office of CJ Martha Koome and other relevant offices/committees in the swearing-in process to have the new State officers commit to the integrity code at the time of taking their respective oaths of office,” EACC said.