Kwale County Assembly members have been urged by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) Chief Executive Officer to exercise their legislative power albeit with integrity and responsibility.Mr. Halakhe Waqo advised on this while addressing the assembly officers at the official opening of leadership and integrity training workshop in Matuga Campus.
“Corruption is present in the society and every development agenda of any country. We all need to be on the lookout and be good examples to the rest of Kenyans,” Mr. Waqo said. The Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) were reminded that their oversight role does not include blackmailing the executive, name calling or interference with the process of development.
Mr. Waqo told the MCAs that instead of fighting the executive, they should question all corruption related activities without fear or favour. “Upholding integrity is a must to all public and state officers hence there is need to exercise your power with integrity and responsibility at all times,” he posed. In an apparent reference to the late Nelson Mandela quote, the CEO said the beauty of living is not in ever falling but it is in the rising up every moment you fall.
The County Assembly speaker on his part said the workshop is a commitment assembly administration to fight corruption related issues. In attendance were the Assembly Clerk, Mr. Denis Musyoka Mutui, and senior officials from the EACC.