Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) is the latest public institution to commit to collaborate with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) in strengthening its systems and processes for effective service delivery.
Terming the insurance sector operations as highly prone to corruption if proper measures are not put in place, Mr. William Kiama, AKI’s manager for General Insurance Business hailed the collaboration as one that would help streamline operations in the sector. He was speaking at a Nairobi hotel last week at EACC’s prevention capacity building for the Claims/Legal managers of the independent advisory body for insurance industry.
“This training will go a long way in ensuring that the insurance companies have put in place effective mitigation measures to curb corruption and unethical malpractices in the sector,” he said and at the same time affirmed the commitment of AKI’s management to the partnership with EACC in the anti-corruption fight.
The training was facilitated by EACC’s assistant director, Evidence Analysis, Mr. Elijah Njiru and senior education officer, Mr. Fredrick Mainda who took participants through bribery and corruption risks in insurance processes including procurement malpractices, conflict of interest, fraudulent claims, among others.
EACC, in partnership with stakeholders, implements capacity building programmes for public and private sector institutions as a strategy of preventing corruption and unethical practices and enhancing good governance practices. This is in pursuant to the Commission’s prevention mandate as provided by the EACC Act, 2011.
The Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) was established in 1987 as an independent non-profit making consultative and advisory body for insurance industry. The Association currently has 56 members and 4 associate members.