EACC to audit operational, finance management systems of Masinde Muliro University

Thursday, October 13th, 2022 19:08 | By
EACC Commissioner Col. (Rtd) Alfred Mshimba
EACC Commissioner Col. (Rtd) Alfred Mshimba. PHOTO/ Courtesy

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has launched an examination into the systems, policies, procedures and practices of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) focusing on operations and financial management.

This is part of the Commission's initiatives to prevent corruption in public institutions through the strengthening of internal controls.

Speaking during the launch, EACC Commissioner Col. (Rtd) Alfred Mshimba said that the audit would focus on weak controls in financial management and related functions.

"Taking into consideration the monumental resources applied in the management of the education sector, as a Commission we are obligated to oversight the utilization of those resources, and also strengthen the systems of the institutions involved," said Mshimba.

The Commission examines the systems, policies, procedures and practices of public institutions to identify loopholes that may allow corruption with a view to advising on reform measures.

Other audits done by EACC

Mshimba said that EACC had successfully conducted an examination of systems in a number of ministries departments and agencies such as the Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVET), The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and several County Governments.

"We have observed tremendous improvement in some of the institutions that have implemented the EACC recommendations and we are optimistic that it will be the case here," he added.

Five officials have been appointed to spearhead the exercise led by Mrs Nelly Kabui as the team leader, Ms Neema Mkorori as the co-ordinator and Mrs Eva Thingini as the supervisor. Others include Mr Patrick Kinoti and Mr Elisha Kendo.

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