Vision

A corruption-free Kenya

Mission

"To create public awareness on all aspects of corruption so as to affect fundamental changes in the attitudes of Kenyans towards corruption by devising and implementing a comprehensive multi-sectoral campaign"

Mandate

To undertake a nationwide public education, sensitization and awareness creation campaigns aimed at effecting fundamental changes in the attitudes, behavior, practices and culture of Kenyans towards corruption.

The NACCSC mandate as provided for in Kenya Gazette Notice no. 6707 dated 19th September, 2014 by his Excellency the President is as follows;

The Committee's appointment is for a term of five (5) years.

Functions

The functions of the Committee shall be to undertake a nationwide public education, sensitization and awareness creation campaign aimed at effecting fundamental changes in the attitudes, behaviour, practices and culture of Kenyans towards corruption.

In performing its functions the Committee shall;

1. Develop policies for strengthening the campaign against corruption

2. Establish a strategic framework for the nationwide campaign against corruption

3. Develop indices for regular monitoring and evaluation of the anti-corruption campaign and publicly report on the progress made in the campaign

4. Identify and engage partners in developing a mechanism for their effective participation in the campaign against corruption

5. Develop a mechanism for engaging strategic stakeholders and the general public to evolve a strong anti-corruption culture and participate in the fight against corruption

6. Identify and facilitate mobilization of resources required to achieve the goal and objectives of the campaign

7. Carry out such other functions as may be necessary or incidental to the success of the campaign

 

In the performance of its functions the Committee shall:-

1. Shall be responsible to his Excellency the President.

2. Shall work closely with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

3. Shall prepare half yearly reports for His Excellency the President.

4. Shall hold such number of meetings in such places and at such times as the Committee shall consider necessary for the prudent discharge of its functions.

5. May use official reports of any previous investigations relevant to its mandate.

6. May cause to be carried out such studies or research as may inform the Committee on its mandate.

7. Shall have all the powers necessary or expedient for the proper execution of its functions, including the power to regulate its own procedure.

8. May create offices and networks in the Counties to expedite the discharge of its functions.

The Secretariat of the Committee shall be provided by the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice.

Values

• Accountability - accepting responsibility for all actions

• Commitment - giving of self in the pursuit of the strategic objectives.

• Equity - the quality of being impartial and fair. Integrity - soundness and adherence to principles.

• Justice - the principal of fairness that like cases should be treated alike.

• Participation - the quality of ensuring active involvement.

• Transparency - candid, open, frank - the quality of being easy to see through and understand.

Historical Background of NACCSC

 

NACCSC is currently established under the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice (OAG & DOJ). DOJ which was previously Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs (MOJNCCA) was established in 2003 to lead in the reforms initiative, chief among them the formulation of relevant anti-corruption policies and coordination of the fight against corruption. In order to achieve on this mandate and operationalize the “zero tolerance to corruption” policy, a number of initiatives were undertaken, thus:- 

   

• Enactment of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003 and establishment of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission 

• Enactment of the Public Officer Ethics Act, 2003 

• Appointment of Special Magistrates to try corruption cases

• Establishment of a Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption

• Strengthening Prosecutions and undertaking reforms in the Prisons, etc

 

These initiatives largely focused on the enactment and application of the law as well as punishment to the offenders.  It, however, became evident that for the war to be won, there was need for a radical transformation of the mindsets of Kenyans.  It was, therefore, necessary to adopt a three-pronged approach incorporating investigations, prosecutions and preventive services.  To strengthen the latter, H. E. President Mwai Kibaki officially launched the five-year national anti-corruption campaign in Kenya on 23rd July 2003 in the presence of Transparency International's Mr. Peter Eigen and the World Bank Group's Mr. J. Wolfehnsen. Its model was similar in manner and magnitude to the campaign mounted against HIV/Aids by the National Aids Control Council. The then MOJNCCA was directed to spearhead the formulation and implementation of the campaign. 

 

This led to the formation of the National Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee (NACCSC) vide Gazette Notice no. 4124 of 28th May 2004 with the explicit mandate of carrying out a nationwide public education, sensitization and awareness creation campaign against corruption.  The Campaign was launched in Nairobi on 2nd March 2006 by H. E. President Mwai Kibaki. This mandate has since been renewed three times upon expiry, vide a Special Issue of Kenya Gazette Notice no. 8738 dated 14th August 2009, vide Gazette Notice no. 9854 of 19th August, 2011 and again as per the current Gazette Notice.  

NACCSC draws its membership from Government Ministries/Departments, State Corporations, Faith Based Organizations, Trade Unions, Private Sector, Civil Society and Individuals.