Demand Accountability From Political Leaders, Dr Wabukala Urges Religious Leaders
25:11:2021: Chair of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Archbishop Emeritus Dr. Eliud Wabukala has called on religious heads to ban political activities in churches and demand for accountability from political leadership. He was speaking during a capacity building event, for religious leaders, held at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, in Nairobi on Tuesday 23, November, 2021.Dr. Wabukala urged church leaders to support the existing anti-corruption interventions, noting that EACC shares a common interest with religious institutions in shaping the destiny of the nation by championing integrity. Specifically, the Chairman urged church leaders to encourage and educate the faithful through targeted messaging on good governance and integrity.“Let us foster positive values to cause cultural re-engineering and ethical behaviour in our societies. This is possible by using the family unit and homes to pass ‘value-centric’ teachings and lessons to young ones,” he said.The Chairman implored church leaders to support interventions aimed at barring persons engaged in corrupt and unethical conduct from election or appointment into public office. He also invited the church to work together with EACC to advocate for strengthening of the legal framework on implementation of Chapter Six of the Constitution.Religious leaders, he said, can make a contribution in setting the ethical tone to ensure that national values and principles of governance are upheld. He, at the same time, challenged religious leaders to be good role models and integrity champions by demonstrating a commitment to integrity through exemplary character and action with the best of intentions.“As church leaders, embracing the tenets of service with mercy, humility, compassion, fairness, and integrity are crucial in the delivery of services to the people. Christians ought to understand that they are leaders and their lifestyle must reflect Christ-like character not only at church but also in their daily interactions,” The Chairman said.The training aimed at, building capacity of the participants on their role in the fight against corruption and unethical practices, to explore on the various ways the EACC can jointly work with religious communities and to identify priority areas for immediate engagement.
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