TSC New Circular To Teachers. CIRCULAR NO: 21/2023
TO: ALL SECRETARIAT STAFF
REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATION OF BANK ACCOUNTS OUTSIDE KENYA BY PUBLIC OFFICERS
The above captioned matter refers.
Article 76 (2) of the Constitution and Section 19 of the Leadership and Integrity Act provides that, “a State Officer shall not open or continue to operate a bank account outside Kenya without the approval of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).”
Additionally, such an account holder is required to submit their annual bank account statements to EACC not later than 31st January of each succeeding year and upon closure, to notify and furnish the EACC with evidence of such closure within 30 days.
In view of the above, I wish to inform you as follows: –
a) That as per the provisions of Article 80 (c) of the Constitution read with Section 19 (4) and 52 of the Leadership and Integrity Act, you are required to strictly comply with the above provisions as the same is applicable to you by virtue of being public officers.
b) The requirements apply to all bank accounts opened and controlled by either state or public officers outside Kenya including those accounts opened for temporary purposes such as facilitation of travel, education or medical treatment;
c) You are required to seek approval from the EACC prior to operating a bank account outside Kenya.
e) The Application Form can be downloaded from https://eacc.go.ke. For more information you may also contact EACC Customer Care on 0730997000, 0204997000 or [email protected].
The purpose of this Circular is to provide guidance on the above matter and require you to strictly comply with the contents of this circular, the Provisions of Chapter 6 of the Constitution and the Leadership and Integrity Act with regard to operation of bank accounts outside Kenya.
DR. NANCY NJERI MACHARIA, CBS
TSC New Circular To Teachers