Nakuru, 09 October, 2019 / 2:18 am (ACI Africa).
The move by the Catholic Bishops in Kenya to unveil a six-month country-wide campaign against the vice of corruption has received support from within the country, ranging from institutions to individuals.
In a statement to the media soon after the Bishops launched their campaign on Sunday, October 6, the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Twalib Mbarak said, “The commission commends the move by the Catholic bishops calling for proper accountability and transparency in handling of all financial donations to the Church.”
“The decision by the Catholic Church to rally its faithful to strongly support the fight against corruption and ban all donations without proper source is welcomed,” the CEO of EACC emphasized.
Appreciating the move by the Catholic Bishops to regulate donations for Church activities, the EACC boss said, “It is public knowledge that corruption has reached disturbing levels in the country and culpable individuals are known to channel their ill-gotten wealth to religious organizations, mainly the church.”
The Bishops’ move has also received support from Catholic Members of Parliament as confirmed by their Chairman, Chris Wamalwa, in an interview with ACI Africa on the sidelines of the Sunday launch.