Constitution of Kenya

232. Values and principles of public service

(1) The values and principles of public service include--

(a) high standards of professional ethics;
(b) efficient, effective and economic use of resources; responsive, prompt, effective, impartial and equitable
(c) provision of services;
(d) involvement of the people in the process of policy making;
(e) accountability for administrative acts;
(f) transparency and provision to the public of timely, accurate information;
(g) subject to paragraphs (h) and (i), fair competition and merit as the basis of appointments and promotions;
(h) representation of Kenya’s diverse communities; and (i) affording adequate and equal opportunities for appointment, training and advancement, at all levels of the public service, of--

(i) men and women;
(ii) the members of all ethnic groups; and
(iii) persons with disabilities.

(2) The values and principles of public service apply to public service in--

(a) all State organs in both levels of government; and
(b) all State corporations.

(3) Parliament shall enact legislation to give full effect to this Article.

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