LEADERS IN THE RELIGIOUS SECTOR PLEDGE THEIR SUPPORT FOR EACC
Leaders in the religious sector have pledged their support for the Commission and called on all Kenyans to take up their responsibilities in supporting the war against corruption.
The fourteen leaders drawn from various religious institutions in Kenya assured that faiths based sector will work closely with EACC and other stakeholders in the fight against corruption.
The religious leaders were hosted by the Commission at the Integrity Centre where they held fruitful discussions with the senior management of the Commission under the leadership of the Chairperson, His Grace Archbishop (Rtd) Eliub Wabukala.
The forum was convened primarily for the religious leaders to engage the Commission, provide prayers, and counsel to the Chairperson Archbishop Wabukala. The Commission in turn, briefed the religious leaders on the interventions and achievements in the fight against corruption. The religious leaders and senior management of EACC addressing a press conference
Based on the brief, the religious leaders noted that the Commission is doing a wonderful job, with significant achievements in the war on corruption. They felt encouraged that despite the criticism directed to the Commission and public apathy towards the fight against corruption , EACC is on the right path and should be supported by all.
The clergymen said that the war against corruption requires multi-faceted strategies bringing together all players including government institutions, the private sector, non-governmental organizations media, the religious sector and more importantly the general public.
They asked Kenyans to wake up to the realization that corruption continues to bedevil the country and it is significantly responsible for most of the challenges that the nation is grappling with today; including terrorism , crime, diseases hunger and the high cost of living.
They said that a time has come for every Kenyan to say no to corruption and stop all manner of hypocrisy and indifference and do something about the vice.
The meeting in progress at the boardroom
The religious leaders present during the meeting were; Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit-Anglican Church of Kenya, Pastor John Kitala -African Inland Church, Rev. Ambrose Nyangao -Parklands Baptist Church, Bishop David Oginde, -Christ Is the Answer Ministries, Mr. Nitin Malde Chairman, -Hindu Council of Kenya, Sheikh Adan Wachu,-Chairman, SUPKEM, Ms. Irene Njeri Wanyoike,-Vice Chairperson, Commissioner,National Cohesion and Integration Commission,Bishop Arthur Kitonga,-Redeemed Gospel Church, Rt, Rev. David Kamau Catholic Church, Rev. Peter Kaniah- PCEA Church, Francis Kuria- Inter-Religious Council of Kenya, Bishop Dr. William Abuka-Faith Community Fellowship, Al Hajj Yussuf M.K. Murigu -National Muslim Leaders Forum, Rev. Fr. Joseph Mutie OAIC-K.
Click to read joint press statement Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2017