- The Office of the Inspector General (Corporations) is created vide Section 18 (1) of the State Corporations Act, Cap 446.
- The office is mandated to report periodically to the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Public Service on management practices within any state corporation.
Boards of state corporations have been directed from today henceforth to notify the Inspector General of Corporations in advance about any intended meetings on their agenda.
In the directive to all board chairpersons and executive officers dated December 6, acting Inspector General (Corporations) James Mungai said this is in keeping with the IG's mandate to advise the government on all matters affecting the effective management of state corporations.
"For the Inspector General (Corporations) to fulfil his mandate as set out above, kindly note that you will henceforth be required to submit on an ongoing basis notices and agenda of board and committee meetings and any board and/or committee papers. These should be submitted in good time before the meeting," Mungai directed.
Upon conclusion of such committee of board meetings, minutes of the sittings must equally be submitted immediately alongside any other information that the IG (Corporations) may deem necessary to facilitate effective monitoring of the performance of the state corporation.
"You are required to submit soft copies of the aforementioned documents (in PDF format) using the email address [email protected]," Mungai said.
He said hard copies of the same documents can be delivered to the IG's office at Railways headquarters, 2nd floor.
The Office of the Inspector General (Corporations) is created vide Section 18 (1) of the State Corporations Act, Cap 446.
Other than advising the government on the effective running of state corporations, the office is also under oath to report periodically to the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Public Service on management practices within any state corporation.
The office is also mandate with reporting to the Auditor General any cases where funds appropriated by Parliament are not applied by state corporations for the purposes for which they were appropriated.
Meanwhile, Section 18 (2) of the State Corporations Act mandates the Inspector General (Corporations) to call for and inspect all books, records, returns and documents which in his opinion relate to the accounts of, or to the execution of the functions of any state corporations.
The Act also allows the IG to enter and inspect the premises, including any plant installation thereon, of any state corporation.
He is also allowed to attend meetings of state corporations or a board or committee thereof if in any opinion it is necessary to do so, the Act states.