Let the Church help in fighting corruption, Government urged

Kakamega Catholic Diocese Bishop Joseph Obanyi has urged the National government to involve religious leaders in the fight against graft.

According to media max, The Bishop was speaking at Kisii Cathedral on Sunday after a requiem mass for Father Richard Nyangoto’s mother, he challenged Kenyans to join the war on graft and stop perpetuating it. He said church leaders are ready to mediate and come up with strategies of fighting the vice. The cleric said the vice, if unchecked, will tear the country apart.

“The war on corruption is a collective responsibility. We need political goodwill to stem it or else it will destroy our country,” said Obanyi.

The Bishop, accompanied by Kisii Catholic Diocese’s Vicar General Jeremiah Nyakundi said the Catholic bishops under the umbrella of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) is at the forefront of fighting corruption, adding that it has banned politicking in its churches. “We want the anti-graft body and other agencies to work together and prosecute perpetrators to deter others,” said Obanyi adding that the church will not tire to speak against evils in the society.

He challenged the striking medics to embrace the Hippocratic Oath and return to work to save lives of patients as their leaders and the government negotiated for their salary increment. “I urge the government to speed up the talks and address the issues raised by the medics to allow them resume work to ease the suffering of innocent patients,” he said.

Written by Eugene Cardus

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