The Director for Ethics and Leadership at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), John Lolkoloi, has applauded the private sector for its notable contributions to combating corruption and promoting good governance. Lolkoloi highlighted the ongoing engagement between the EACC and the private sector as a crucial aspect of the commission’s mandate to prevent corruption through public outreach initiatives.

Speaking at the UN Global Compact Business Integrity Conference held at Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Lolkoloi emphasized the significance of collaboration between the public and private sectors in fostering a clean business environment. He underscored the importance of joint efforts to root out corruption and unethical business practices, calling for a unified approach to address these challenges effectively.

Lolkoloi urged for the development and enforcement of anti-corruption legislation and codes of conduct in business, stressing the need for continuous review to ensure their effectiveness in promoting ethical business practices. He highlighted the role of codes of ethics in guiding business conduct and emphasized the importance of official oversight and support for anti-corruption agencies in upholding integrity standards.

Furthermore, Lolkoloi emphasized the importance of mobilizing public opinion against corruption and generating demand for action. He emphasized the value of cooperation among civil society organizations, private sector entities, NGOs, and advocacy groups in advancing transparency, accountability, and integrity across public and private sectors.

The conference, convened by Global Compact Network Kenya, a country network of UN Global Compact, aimed to address corporate sustainability and promote ethical business practices. Lolkoloi’s address highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts between various stakeholders to combat corruption and promote integrity in business operations.