Explanation of the logo
The graphic design depicts a black eagle against a white sun over a silver field. The logo features the abbreviation of the name of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) in black letters on a silver background. The full name of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau is written in black letters on a yellow background, forming a circle, which is the shape of the logo.
The colours of the graphic symbol are yellow (gold), silver, black.
The king of birds, the eagle, symbolises wisdom, independence, freedom, courage, and strength. The eagle can soar high and have a good view and control of the area. The importance of the fundamental virtue of justice is attributed to the eagle.
The sun is a symbol of light and life. The sun gives light to all equally, supporting the principle of justice. The sun is a sign of honour, openness, transparency. Sunlight is white light.
The abbreviation of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau is on top of a silver field. Silver as a colour and metal stands for purity. The logo of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau is a circle, a symbol of completeness. The circle as a universal projection of the sphere represents perfection. Circle represents unending continuity, continuous motion.
Black is the colour of wisdom in heraldry. Black and white together symbolise the negative and the positive (the battle of opposites).
The combination of all the individual elements of the graphic symbol expresses the essence of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau: its independence, wise and prudent conduct, sincerity and integrity in its work, adherence to its duties in overseeing the integrity, responsibility, and integrity of those in power.
Explanation of the motto ‘Gods pār varu’ (‘Honour over Power’)
Honour represents for a person’s attitude towards themselves and society’s attitude towards the person. Honour includes categories like truthfulness, integrity, and trust.
Corruption is the abuse of the power you are entrusted with for personal gain, which is why honour as a concept is the cornerstone, the code word, the key word of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau. Honour is the opposite of corruption.
‘Honour over Power’ implies that honour is above all. Responsibility, fairness, transparency, and one law for all are a duty of honour.