Members of the recently appointed Audit Committee have concluded an intensive orientation exercise that sought to familiarize them with the operations of the Commission.
Acting Commission Chairperson Amb. Peter ole Nkuraiyia chaired the day-long exercise on 22nd March 2018 at the Commission’s boardroom where heads of all the directorates made presentations on their respective dockets.
The Committee heard detailed presentations from Finance and Planning, Recruitment and Selection, Corporate Services, Board Management Services, Legal Services, Human Resource Management and Development, Establishment and Management Consultancy Services, and Compliance and Quality Assurance directorates.
The five member committee is chaired by Ms Loice Gathoni Ruhiu. Other members are Commissioner Patrick Gichohi, Mr George Magomba, Mr Caleb Bulili representing the National Treasury, and PSC Chief Internal Auditor Mr Pariken ole Sankei as the secretary.
The committee was appointed in December last year in accordance with the Public Financial Management Act No. 18 of 2012 and the Public Financial Management Regulations 2015. Its role is to monitor and review the risk, control and governance processes that have been established in the Commission and advise the board accordingly.
Ms Ruhiu said her team is all set to start their work following the successful orientation exercise that gave them insights into the mandates and operations of various directorates in the Commission.
Amb. Nkuraiyia assured the committee of the Commission’s support. He urged all staff to cooperate with the team noting that the appointment of the committee was in the best interest of the Commission.
“I am confident the audit committee will benefit the Commission by providing a no surprises environment, particularly with regard to the prompt identification of risks and threats,” said Amb. Nkuraiyia.
Also present at the workshop was Commission Secretary and CEO Dr Alice Otwala.