The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) has announced a vigorous campaign to eliminate quacks practicing in the industry to ensure quality service delivery to Kenyans.

According to KISM, Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Matiba lamented that the industry had been invaded by quacks offering services that violated the country's laws.

“We have in the recent past, embarked on a process to strengthen matters of compliance within the sector,” he said.

He says the KISM Council is already running targeted compliance assessments to clean up their data.

Matiba says the membership database will be cleaned to ensure that the people engaged in supplies and chain management are people of good standing, as required by law.

For his part, KISM Council Member Moses Odhiambo said the body is decentralizing its services, announcing the opening of a branch to serve the region from Kisumu.

Odhiambo said the Council had approved implementing regional chapters’ governance policies.

“The launch of KISM regional chapter in Kisumu crystalizes the commitment to decentralize its governance structures in an effort to enhance service delivery to its members and engagement with its stakeholders,” he said.

Additionally, he said the regional chapters will help coordinate and organize activities such as member meetings, drive membership registration, regional stakeholder programs, and continuous professional development programs.

KSIM is a statutory body established in the country pursuant to the provisions of the Supplies Practitioners Management Act of 2007. Its aim is to train, register, license, and regulate supply chain management institutes in the country.