NCCK urges government to fight graft

By George Kithuka/Thomas Kimani

The National Council Of Churches Of Kenya (NCCK) has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to step up the fight against corruption.

The NCCK says graft is tainting the country’s reputation and impacting heavily on the economy.

NCCK Secretary General Rev. Canon Peter Karanja who addressed the Press at the NCCK’s Jumuia Resort in Limuru said more must be done to curb graft as well as recover proceeds from corruption.

The clergy spoke a day after detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission( EACC) raided the homes of Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, and former Principal Secretary in the ministry Peter Mangiti and Director General of the National Youth Service Nelson Githiji.

“Kenyans needs to see stolen resources recovered and those responsible sent behind bars,” said Rev. Canon Karanja.

The NCCK further wants an amendment to the constitution effected through a parliamentary process to establish more independent and credible institutions to deal with the ghost of corruption.

The umbrella church organization says the 60 days timeline for graft investigations that were issued by the President in March this year already lapsed yet nothing has come out of it.

“Most of Kenyans are disillusioned and find the war against corruption painfully slow and rudderless due to the lethargic approach adopted by government officers and other institutions,” said the NCCK Secretary General.

The clergy asked that the government go ahead and blacklist individuals and institutions found culpable of bribing government officials in order to get government tenders.

  

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