EACC Introduces Anti-Graft Lessons in Primary Schools

  • Integrity Centre The Star
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has introduced anti-corruption lessons for pupils in primary schools.

    The announcement was made on Thursday by director field services at the commission.

    The director, Vincent Odongo, indicated the move is aimed at instilling right values at a tender age.

    Multi-Sectoral Initiative Against Corruption Steering Committee members Wilfred Kiboro (media sector), Patrick Obath and Lee Kar

    “The curriculum is ready and just awaiting piloting,” he remarked.

    He was speaking at a Nairobi hotel during a news conference called by the multi-sectorial initiative against corruption.

    The multi-sectoral team agreed that it will be a good initiative to instil right values in children so that they can grow knowing that corruption is bad.

    This comes as the team announced that they will hold a two-day national anti-corruption conference between January 25 and 26 at Bomas of Kenya.

    Patrick Obath, co-chairperson of the team stated the conference will review commitment in fight against corruption and a four-year action plan will also be launched.

    In October 2018, the government, through EACC, commissioned a college offering the general public training in ethics in a bid to curb corruption.

    The state approved the establishment of the college dubbed National Integrity Academy, to provide anti-corruption and good governance training sessions for local and external EACC clients.

    Speaking during the launch of the academy EACC boss Eliud Wabukala stated that the institution is an anti-corruption entity to empower the public, public officers and non-state actors with requisite anti-corruption, ethics and integrity knowledge.

    EACC Chairperson Eliud Wabukala