Kenya moots innovative strategy to beat corruption

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. Photo: REUTERS

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – An innovative strategy to develop hatred for corruption is being mooted in Kenya, sources said Friday.

Media reports said pupils in primary schools in will soon start receiving anti-corruption lessons with the view to nurturing hatred for the vice at a tender age.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Thursday revealed that they have developed the curriculum and were waiting on the Education Ministry to launch the pilot phase.

“The curriculum is ready and just awaiting piloting,” said Mr Vincent Odongo who is the director field services at EACC.

Mr. Odongo made the remarks at a Nairobi hotel during a news conference convened by the multi-sectorial initiative against corruption.

Kenya’s leading Daily Nation newspaper reported that the multi-sectoral team agreed that it will be a good initiative to instil the right values in children so that they can grow knowing that corruption is bad.

This comes as the team announced that they will hold a two-day national anti-corruption conference between January 25 and 26 at Bomas of Kenya, the sources said.

Mr Patrick Obath, co-chairperson of the multi-sectoral team said the conference will review commitment to fight against corruption and a four-year action plan will also be launched.

Nation Media Group chairman Wilfred Kiboro who represented the media fraternity in the sector forum hailed the media for being vibrant in exposing corruption.

“We are not where we want to be as a country because of corruption. The fight cannot, therefore, be left only for the media and government, it is a duty of all citizens,” Mr Kiboro said.

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