Kenya: It Is Back to School for Procurement Officers

All procurement professionals in Kenya must now go back to class to acquire certification following the enactment of a new law, which makes it mandatory for supply chain officers to be licensed. Those who violate the new requirement face a fine or a term in jail. The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act (2015) -- which took effect in January this year -- requires all practising purchasing officers to hold professional qualifications on top of their academic papers.