Nairobi, 13 July, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have called upon civil servants in the East African nation to abide by the law and remain faithful in their service to citizens ahead of the general elections on August 9 elections and expected changes in political leadership of the country.
In their weekly Sunday message issued July 10, the Catholic Bishops urge Kenyans in general “to follow the law of the land at all times, especially at this time of transitioning to a new political dispensation.”
“We count on our civil servants to be faithful and law abiding during the forthcoming transitions and focus on service to citizens, and not so much about positions in the new Government,” KCCB members say in their message read out by Fr. Kevin Ndago on behalf of Bishop Salesius Mugambi of the Catholic Diocese of Meru.
In particular, Catholic Bishops in Kenya say, “We ask each civil servant to ensure people with bad morals do not take advantage of the transition to steal public funds and property.”
They express their appreciation to civil servants for the role they play in sustaining the government systems in the background especially during transition periods that comes after elections, and urge them to “remain non-partisan” while executing their duties.