Major Functions and Powers
As per sections 12, 13 and 37 of the Public Leaders’ Code of Ethics Act, the Commission has, among others, the following functions and powers/mandate
- To receive and put in its custody declarations of assets made by Public Leaders under the Public Leaders’ Code of Ethics Act, No. 4 of 2015;
- To receive allegations and notifications of breach of the Code of Ethics from the public;
- To make inquiry into any alleged and or suspected breach of the Code of Ethics by any Public Leader;
- To receive, investigate and entertain any complaint concerning breach of the Code of Ethics in any public body;
- To investigate the conduct of any leader that, in the opinion of the Commission, is conducive to breach of ethics under the Public Leaders’ Code of Ethics Act, No. 4 of 2015;
- To hear and determine all allegations of breach of Public Code of Ethics to Public Leaders; and
- To educate the public on the importance of Code of Ethics.
- To authorise any officer of the Commission to conduct any inquiry or investigation into any alleged or suspected breach of the Public Leaders’ Code of Ethics Act, No. 4 of 2015;
- To require any person or institution to provide any information or to answer any question or to produce any document or records as may be required; and
- To inspect any bank account which the Commission wants to verify its accounts, share account, purchase accounts, any other safe or deposit book in a bank.