EACC goes after Kericho MCA’s caught fighting at the Assembly

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Intergrity Centre, the headquarters of EACC

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has condemned the chaos and unruly behavior that broke out yesterday at the County Assembly of Kericho. This was over differences in matters before the Assembly.

“Pursuant to its mandate under Chapter Six of the Constitution, the Commission condemns the chaos witnessed in Kericho County Assembly and will conduct investigations on the same in accordance with the applicable laws,” said EACC.

“Such misconduct by State Officers is not only an embarrassment to the nation but also takes the country back to a challenge that many County Assemblies have managed to overcome, over the years,” the commission said in a statement.

EACC said no differences of whatever nature or magnitude should make MCAs or any other State Officers engage in physical fights or other unethical conduct.

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“County Assemblies should, therefore, desist from using unorthodox means when resolving differences.”

Notably, the commission said, the actions of the concerned Kericho MCAs fall outside the prescribed ethics and integrity standards for state officers, as laid out under chapter six of the Constitution.

Article 73(1)(a) of the Constitution requires state officers to conduct themselves in a manner that shows respect for the people, promotes public confidence and brings honor to the nation and dignity to the office.

Under Article 75(1(c), a state officer is required to behave, whether in public and official life, in private life, or in association with other persons, in a manner that does not demean the office they hold.

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