Catholic Bishops laud corruption war;call for inclusiveness in unity initiative

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Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) Chairman Rt. Rev. Philip Anyolo
Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) Chairman Rt. Rev. Philip Anyolo

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has lauded the steps taken to combat corruption, and have urged the Director of Public Prosecutions to widen the scope and bring to book all those proven to have stolen public funds. Addressing the press in Nairobi, the Catholic church leadership encouraged President Uhuru Kenyata and other government organs to persist with the war on graft, saying it should be done in a strategic manner to address systemic corruption.

They noted that no one should be spared, from the top level to the low levels in society. They’ve urged the police not to give in to those who want to thwart justice, “We especially challenge them and other security agents to be the first to commit themselves to the rule of law. Those in power should let the law enforcers and the Judiciary to do their part for it is only when we respect the rule of law that justice will prevail in our land.”

Furthermore, they’ve called for inclusiveness in the Building Bridges Initiative laid out by President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, “We, therefore, call upon all Kenyans of all walks of life, to take in interest and demand that the process be all inclusive and participatory,” said vice chairman Rt. Rev. John Obala Owaa.

The prosperity of the nation was highlighted by the Bishops, who challenged Kenyans to offer the best of what the country needs; good leadership, good governance, respect for law and more than anything else a room for God for the land to be blessed and protected by God. “We must protect our country from anything that threatens the prosperity and well-being of all Kenyans,” said Rt. Rev. Philip Anyolo, the chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops.