The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) wants the government to do business with companies that have adopted a code of ethics.
KEPSA policy Research and Analysis Manager Victor Ogalo says some unscrupulous companies have been engaging with the government fraudulently, hence curtailing efforts to contain graft in government procurement processes.
Introduction of technology in business especially in Public Electronic Procurement as well as the anti-bribery act of 2015 are some of the celebrated milestones in promoting integrity in business procurement between the government and private sector.
However there some private companies that have not complied with the code of ethics and are yet accessing government contracts, a situation that some players in sector see as watering down the fight against corruption.
For this reason KEPSA in partnership with Center for International Private Enterprise has launched a campaign drive dubbed ‘value for money’ in public taxes aimed at ensuring private businesses adopt code of conduct to enhance best practices in their business engagements.
Ogalo was speaking during a two day anti corruption compliance training in Machakos.