• The signing can either be done during the swearing-in ceremony or within seven days of assuming office.
•The Commission however proposed that Governors and Deputy Governors to sign their Codes during the swearing-in event.
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) CEO Twalib Mbarak on Thursday requested the Committees in charge of Assumption of Governors to incorporate the signing of the Leadership and Integrity Code during swearing-in.
He said all newly elected state officers and, appointed national and county government officials are required to sign the Integrity codes.
"Following the general election held on 9th August 2022, EACC will enforce Section 40 of the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2022 which requires all newly elected state officers to sign Integrity codes," he said.
The signing can either be done during the swearing-in ceremony or within seven days of assuming office.
Newly elected state officers including members of the county assembly, elected and nominated, will also be required to sign the integrity codes.
"Each newly elected or appointed State Officer is required to, at the time of taking the oath of office or within seven days of assuming state office, sign and commit to the specific leadership and integrity code prescribed by the public entity to which the officer has been elected or appointed," Twalib said.
The Commission however proposed that Governors and Deputy Governors sign their Codes during the swearing-in event.
Twalib said this will ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
He said signing the code shows one's commitment to upholding integrity during their term in office.
The code also ties a leader to an oath that they will not engage in any form of corruption.