Maktaba Hall- Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library
A capacity building workshop was held today 8th June 2016 at JKML. The workshop was attended by Heads of Departments and staff members from the Central Administration.
Professor Mbeche Ag. DVC Administration & Finance highlighted the corruption risk areas which include: delays in opening files for new students which lead to lose of information, execution of procurement request outside of procurement plans-people deciding to request for things not in the procurement plan, abuse of overtime facility among others.
Professor Mbeche urged members to set the pace and to help improve on service delivery to the clients. Citing on the negative issues that had happened in the recent past, he told members “it is our duty to ensure that we build on the image of the university. The university is still doing very well we are not sinking we will achieve excellence in a very short time”. He further asked members to continue doing the good work so that the university can continue to get recognition for its good work.
Deputy Director ICTC Paul kariuki who spoke briefly at the event noted that automation of services will ease things for example easy retrieval of records. He also urged the management to spare funds for automation of services in the university especially in the area of records.
A lecturer from the School of law Naomi N Njenga, took member through’ Leadership and Integrity. She started by stating that everybody is a leader in their various capacities and urged members to learn to submit and obey in order to be good leaders. Miss Naomi went on to explain the differences between ethics and integrity. Ethics is the rule; it is a prescription about prescribing what is right and what is wrong. Ethics is also external. Integrity is an internal system that guides our behavior, character and virtues and it is also based on choice. She concluded by urging members to be always honest and truthful and to treat everybody fairly and equitably in whatever capacity they are serving.
Mr Bernard Njuguna, HOD Planning defined corruption as ‘not doing what you ought to do but doing what you out not to do’. He also noted that corruption comes about when we are not able to take care of our weaknesses and we let these weaknesses overcome us. He urged members to identify their weaknesses and tackle them head-on. He concluded by giving a vote of thanks to everyone who attended the event.
The event ended at 3.00p.m