Meru partnering with EACC to eradicate corruption, says Kiraitu

From right: Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, Governor Kiraitu Murungi and Deputy Governor Titus Ntuchiu at the Jesus Reigns Chapel, Maua on Sunday. Kiraitu says his administration would not condone corruption or unethical practices and will have staff trained on the same. [PHOTO: PHARES MUTEMBEI/STANDARD]

Governor Kiraitu Murungi is planning to take county officials for training in ethics and good governance.

Mr Kiraitu wants the officials to be trained at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) training academy in Nairobi. The academy is reportedly to be headed by Purity Gitonga, an expert on good governance.

Kiraitu averred that as a public official, who had actively participated in many anti-corruption initiatives at the national and international levels, he was keen to instil the values of good governance in Meru.

“We are looking forward to sending a lot of our staff for training in that academy when it is fully set up,” said Kiraitu yesterday.

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The governor was accompanied by EACC boss Halakhe Waqo.

“Corruption has become a permanent feature of our public life. There is corruption here in Meru, and we must do something about it.”

Deputy Governor Titus Ntuchiu said the entire administration was eager to ensure corruption was a thing of the past.

"We are committed to eradicating corruption in our county. We will not allow public resources to be stolen," Ntuchui said.

Governor Kiraitu MurungiMeru CountyEAC