The State Department of Co-operatives signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), a public body established under Section 3 (1) of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2011 and mandated to combat and prevent corruption, economic crimes and unethical conduct in Kenya through law enforcement, prevention, public education, promotion of standards and practices of integrity, ethics and anti-corruption.

CAK has agreed with the EACC on a partnership to conduct countrywide tailor-made training and sensitization meetings on ethics, integrity and anti-corruption targeting co-operative society leaders and senior managers. CAK has registered intent with EACC to have a MOU to ensure that this reaches out to all co-operatives in all counties across the republic. EACC has therefore recommended and advised CAK to immediately embark on these sensitization meetings and trainings which will cover laws on anti-corruption and unethical conduct, corruption offences and economic crimes, sanctions for corruption and economic crimes, ethics and integrity requirements for co-operative leaders and staff, offences and sanctions under the leadership and integrity Act, effects of corruption and unethical conduct in co-operative societies, benefits of fighting corruption and promoting ethical conduct, reporting corruption among others.

EACC and CAK have therefore organized a one-day sensitization targeting society Chairpersons, Vice Chairpersons, Treasurers, supervisory committee members, Chief Executive Officers, IT staff, senior managers, accounting staff, Procurement, Internal Audit and credit staff. The sensitization meeting will be conducted on 7th June 2019 at the Nairobi All saints Cathedral Auditorium, and will be facilitated by personnel from EACC.

The Chief Guest will be the Nairobi County Cooperatives and Tourism Chief Officer Mr. Machira Gichohi.

The sensitization meeting will be preceded by a Keynote address by former Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission Director Prof. PLO Lumumba. 

The event cost is Kshs.3,500 per person (inclusive of breakfast, lunch and IEC materials). We urge all co-operatives to ensure that as many of their leaders and managers as possible benefit from this very important meeting.

Payments to book a place for this meeting should be made on or before 27th may 2019 through the following accounts:

Cooperative Alliance of Kenya

 Cooperative Bank of Kenya, Karen Branch

A/C No. 01120161356900

 

Cheques can be drawn be drawn in favor of the above.