IPOA will soon unveil a raft of Regulations that will govern the way investigations, inspections and other functions of the Authority will be conducted.
These controls will shield the Authority in the event of legal challenges that may arise during day to day engagements in the execution of its mandate.
An adhoc committee tasked to deliver the Regulations retreated to Maanzoni, Machakos County in order to draft the Regulations.
On Tuesday, Chairperson Anne Makori officially opened the retreat that is expected to end next week.
She told members of the committee: “Give all your best and accomplish this task and I am sure that when history is written, this team of experts will be remembered as the legal minds behind IPOA Regulations.”
She was accompanied by other Commissioners.
The committee is chaired by Commissioner Doreen Muthaura.
Other members of the team are Commissioners JM Waiganjo, Hon. Praxedes Tororey and Ms. Fatuma Mohamed.
Director Complaints and Legal David Nderitu, Head of Legal Festus Kinoti, Principal Legal Officer Bernadette Mutie and Senior Legal Officer Christine Owino are also members of the team.
Coming up with the Regulations will is a big step since it will mark the end of a process that started in 2014.
These administrative provisions will be backed the law since they will be tabled and passed in parliament before they are ripe for implementation.
Mrs. Makori added: “The Board will interrogate the Regulations before endorsing them and thereafter, subjected to public participation before being presented to parliament.”