The Institute of certified Public accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) has called for better laws to protect corruption whistle-blowers. Speaking during the fourth annual ICPAK branch leader’s forum, ICPAK chairperson Rose Mwaura (pictured)said the all organizations must put in place proper whistle blower protection mechanisms for their staff.
“Accountants are privy to many financial transactions and are willing to cooperate in exposing graft and corrupt practices as long as the appropriate witness protection measures are put in place,” she said. “we also note that we need legislation that makes it mandatory to employ qualified accountants who are members of the Institute in all key finance, accounting and budgeting positions,” she said. (Nikko Tanu)