Kebs develops new system to fight bribery

agency will continue creating awareness of standards both in the public and private sector.

In Summary

Bribery Management Systems is designed to help an organization implement an anti-bribery management system or enhance the controls that are in place

Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathews Owili during the third Quality Management Systems (QMS) Conference being held in Kisumu on Wednesday
Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathews Owili during the third Quality Management Systems (QMS) Conference being held in Kisumu on Wednesday
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The Kenya Bureau of Standards is developing a new system to help fight bribery and end unethical business culture. 

Kebs' head of National Quality Institute Cecilia Mutuku said the agency will continue creating awareness of standards both in the public and private sector. 

She spoke during the third Quality Management Systems conference held in Kisumu on Wednesday.

The ISO 37001, anti–bribery management Systems is designed to enhance the controls that are in place. This will help to reduce bribery from occurring,” Mutuku said.

With the most popular standard being ISO 9001, she said quality management systems provides guidance and tools for companies and organisations to ensure quality goods for customers.

Mutuku said a quality management system is a set of policies, processes, and procedures required for planning and execution in the core business area be it in production or service delivery of an organisation to meet customer requirements.  

Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathews Owili called on Kebs to ensure only standard goods are in the market.

"We want companies to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements and that quality is consistently improved," he said.