knls ANTI-CORRUPTION POLICY

FOREWARD

The knls anti-corruption policy/corruption prevention policy has been developed in recognition that all the functional areas of the Board are prone to corruption and that this could adversely affect the operations, objectives, purpose, mission and vision for which the Board was set up.

POLICY STATEMENT

Knls does not tolerate corruption. Any case of corruption shall be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of this policy.

DEFINITION OF CORRUPTION

The Anti-corruption and Economic Crimes Act (ACECA) 2005 sets out offences that constitute corruption and economic crimes. These are set out in sections 39-47 of the ACECA and include:

  • Bribery
  • Abuse of office
  • Fraud
  • Favoritism
  • Extortion
  • Misappropriation of public funds
  • Breach of trust
  • Grabbing of public property
  • Conflict of interest
  • Bid rigging
  • Failure to pay taxes, fees or charges  payable to public body

REPORTING CORRUPTION

The staff/employee, stakeholders, partners, library users or any members of the public are encouraged to forward any information on real or purported corruption within the knls network.

The information may be provided in writing, by telephone, fax, email/website or personally to the relevant organs/persons at the branch/ department or at the headquarters.

Corruption reports could also be made anonymously to the relevant authorities. Any information related to corruption shall be treated with confidence to ensure protection of the reporter.

Any reported case shall be analyzed and investigated.