Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has instructed all employees in the county to come clean concerning their true worth in a bid to end corruption in government.
Speaking on Friday during the launch of a two day workshop, the county chief said he believed this would increase liability and accountability as most will manage county funds and assets well.
“Wealth declaration is an important tracking tool that can instill transparency and honesty in public offices. All county employees should embrace the exercise,” he said as quoted by Nation.
The workshop is aimed at reviewing areas concerning wealth declaration, leadership and integrity for county service boards through an engagement with Ethic and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).
“County public service boards are key stakeholders in combating graft since they play a critical role in human resource management and development,” the county boss said.
Governor Kinyanjui added that county employees need to be made accountable in order to eliminate shortcuts to accumulating wealth. He denoted that war on graft had commenced and they would work hand in hand with the national government.
He urged the church to help in increasing accountability among people by being on the forefront of ensuring graft is dealt with.
According to an audit carried out last year, nearly half of the employed individuals will retire in a three years’ time.