Vol. 6 No.2 (2021)

Enhancing security ethical value practices in e-records management at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Dr. Carolyne Nyaboke Musembe
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Prof. Stephen Mutula
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal


Rationale of Study -This paper, which is part of a doctoral thesis on e-records security management, investigates security ethical values in e-records management with a view to offering practical and policy interventions to address this challenge.

Methodology -Data was collected from Moi University staff in Kenya using interviews and questionnaires and analysed thematically using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 24.

Findings -The study revealed that security ethical values were practised to some extent in the university. However, with the decentralised nature of running the university affairs, especially in schools and departments, and lack of guiding principles coupled with weak implementation of classification of e-records, the security of the information was left at the mercy of individual staff. Similarly, the study found that the university lacks clear guidelines on the standard way of sensitising personnel on the security ethical values.

Implications -The university should consider the application of security ethical values considering the continuous development in technology by developing a robust set of principles to underpin new approaches in e-records management.

Originality -Security ethical values is an area with multidimensional complexities that invites intelligence of professionals in different fields and stakeholders that has not been broadly covered in literature. This paper tries to bring out fundamental principles that may contribute to the existing knowledge.


E-records, security, security ethical values, security attributes