Picture caption: IPOA Commissioners, From L-R: Jonathan Ltipalei Lodompui (Vice Chairperson), Dr. Jimmy Mutuku Mwithi, Praxedes Chepkoech Tororey, Doreen Nkatha Muthaura, Fatuma Mohamud Mohamed, Anne Makori (Chairperson), Maina Njoroge (CEO), Andrew Rori (KSG Facilitator), Hon. John Muriithi Waiganjo and Dr. Walter Owen Owour Ogony.
Corporate Governance training for the IPOA Board.
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority has engrained corporate governance as the pivotal institutional framework through which its strategic objectives are set, attained and its performance monitored.
IPOA Chairperson Mrs. Anne Makori led the Board on a week-long (29thOctober – 2ndNovember) training on corporate governance, held at Manzoni Lodge in Machakos County. Other Commissioners present at the training were Vice Chairperson Jonathan Ltipalei Lodompui, Dr. Jimmy Mwithi, Ms. Fatuma Mohamud, Dr. Walter Owen Ogony, Hon. Murithi Waiganjo, Ms. Doreen Muthaura and Ms. Praxedes Tororey. Also in attendance is IPOA CEO Maina Njoroge.
The training aims to familiarise the Commissioners with the relevant regulations and statutes, the Board’s operating norms and procedures, and any other issues necessary for the discharge of their duties. The training also focuses on rules and procedures for making decisions, promoting fairness, transparency and accountability, monitoring performance and strengthening institutional controls.
Governance dictates the modus operandi of engagement and interaction between IPOA’s Board and stakeholders for sustainable benefit of the public on policing matters.
The IPOA Board Chairperson Mrs. Ann Makori in her remarks noted that the training is a critical opportunity for empowerment of the Board as a means to strengthen its oversight role, streamline organisational strategy and corporate performance to national goals, ensure effective risk management and development of strong internal capacity and corporate values.
She further said that the Board will ensure development and review of polices to fill regulatory framework gaps while fully implementing compliant existing policies and guidelines to achieve institutional objectives as well as ensuring effective control over the Authority including public accountability.
The training is part of IPOA’s Corporate Governance programme facilitated by the Kenya School of Government.