By Harrison Kivisu
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) has warned it will suspend and de-register members who may be implicated in the Kenya medical Supplies Authority(Kemsa) scandal.
Speaking in Mombasa yesterday, ICPAK chair Rose Mwaura said the Institute was keenly following an ongoing probe by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption commission(EACC) after which it will initiate its own disciplinary mechanism upon any member implicated in the scam.
“We have our own disciplinary mechanisms that we normally follow and on this Kemsa issue, we will wait until the probe is concluded and if there are our members we will not hesitate to take action, including de-registration,” said Mwaura.
ICPAK also wants parliament to immediately consider enacting the Whistleblowers Protection Act to cushion its members since they come across sensitive information regularly while doing the jobs, therefore the need to protect them to enable them deliver.