KMTC wins Governance award
KMTC was Friday night crowned the first runners up in the statutory bodies category during this year’s Champions of Governance Awards gala held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Nairobi.
“Congratulations to the Board of Directors, Ag. CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo and the management team for this great win,” Board Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki said when he received the good news. He added that “This is recognition of the College as a champion of governance in service delivery to not only our students but staff, faculty and our stakeholders in Kenya and beyond.”
He thanked the Board of Directors and management for their dedication in transforming the College to a world class training institution for health professionals.
Ag. CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo congratulated the KMTC fraternity for the big win which he said was as a result of teamwork. “Service delivery at the College is predicated on good governance and this win tonight affirms that,” he added.
Corporation Secretary Dr. Miriam Muthoka on her part termed the win “an assurance that KMTC Board of Directors and management continue to ensure proper procedures, processes and systems are at the center of service delivery even as the college fulfills its mandate of training and research for health.”
The awards are an annual event organized by the Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) to recognize institutions and individuals that exhibit the highest standards of practice of good governance.
The governance audit exercise focused on the eight parameters outlined in the code of governance for state corporations (Mwongozo). These are: Board of Directors, Transparency and Disclosure, Accountability, Risk Management and Internal Control, Ethical Leadership and Corporate Citizenship, Shareholder Rights and Obligations, Stakeholder Relationships, Sustainability and Performance Management and Compliance with Laws and Regulations.
It is a result of good governance that the college has recorded tremendous achievements. Among them expansion of the College from 28 campuses in 2013 to the current 65 campuses located across the country, growth of student population from 19,000 to more than 36,000 attending 77 medical programs in the College and increased collaborations with County Governements which has led to the growth of the College’s asset base.
Board Director Mithamo Muchiri, Corporation Secretary Dr. Miriam Muthoka, Deputy Director (Finance and Administration) Mr. John Anyira and Board Secretariat staff member Ms. Emmy Rop received the award on behalf of the College.