Gov’t Employees to Declare Their Wealth

Gov’t Employees to Declare Their Wealth

Gov’t Employees to Declare Their Wealth

A directive has been issued by the Public Service Commission (PSC) mandating that all public employees reveal their assets by year’s end. The directive, as outlined in a letter dated October 18 and bearing the signature of Simon Rotich, Chief Executive Officer of PSC, mandates that workers submit this data between November 1 and December 31.

CEO Rotich directed Principal Secretaries to forward this correspondence, along with the required A3-sized disclosure forms, to all public officers within their respective ministries and organizations.

The Attorney General, CEOs of State Corporations, CEOs of Statutory Commissions and Authorities, and Principals of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVETs) are among the other heads of various organizations who have signed the letter.

It is stressed that by December 31, 2023, all public officers in each institution must abide by this rule and turn in correct and comprehensive declarations for themselves, their spouses, and any dependent children under the age of eighteen.

To prevent rejection and resubmission of the declaration forms, those in charge of the procedure within public entities must make sure the returns are accurate and comprehensive.All government workers are subject to this regulation, regardless of their status as on leave, their travels abroad, their suspension, or their interdiction.

Additionally, beginning on January 2, 2024, organizations are required by the commission to take disciplinary action against non-compliance.The PSC’s mandate is in line with the government’s biannual requirement that state executives disclose their holdings. The commission held virtual training sessions for chiefs of human resource management in all public institutions in order to manage the large number of submissions.

An prior media campaign emphasized that the accuracy and completeness of the  material submitted to the commission is the individual responsibility of every  public servant. A year in jail or a Ksh1 million fine might be imposed for inaccurate asset  declarations or for giving misleading information.

In order to stop the concealing of cash earned via corruption in overseas bank  accounts, state officers are advised not to establish offshore bank accounts.  This recommendation comes after a recent warning from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC). State officers were cautioned by EACC Chief Executive Twalib Mbarak that  engaging in such actions might result in a Ksh5 million fine, a five-year prison sentence, or both.

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