Catholic bishops raises concerns over high level of corruption in the country

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH APRIL 2018-Catholic bishops  says  corruption  was one of the major challenges facing the country.The bishops have  pointed out county governments and police as the worst affected by the vice.

Addressing the press on Friday  on several issues affecting the Nation ,the bishops  under their umbrella body Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB)  urged county  and other public office bearers to use taxpayers’ funds for development instead of lining their pockets.

“The police have to restore their image by shunning all forms of corruption and bribe taking,” Rev John Owaa, the vice chairman of KCCB said during the meeting.

The Catholic bishops have urged Kenyans to shun corruption and for the government to borrow a leaf from South Korea and Brazil that have pursued, convicted and jailed corrupt leaders.

They cited, as an example of Kenya’s deeply entrenched culture of corruption, an incident in March this year when more than 130 people were arrested for having fake admission letters to join the Kenya Defence Forces training school in Eldoret.

The bishops also took a swipe at politicians who are already campaigning for 2022.

“We find it very retrogressive, and selfish,” Bishop Philip Anyolo, the KCCB chairman.

They also commended on the more than one woman debate that has been in the media lately saying it was not accordance to the plan of God.They have urged Kenyans to ignore politicians advancing the debate.

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