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ACK Archbishop urges government not to relent in the fight against graft

The Head of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop James ole Sapit donates a goat to a Children Home on Sunday February 16, 2020. Photo by KNA.

The  Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit has hailed the progress made in the fight against corruption and urged the head of state and investigation agencies not to relent in the fight against graft.

Speaking at ACK St Paul church in Lodwar on Sunday, ole Sapit said the war on corruption had reached unprecedented levels and urged the institutions mandated to fight the scourge to keep up the war.

“If you see a governor being locked in and hounded out of office because of corruption it means the country is headed in the right direction,” he said.

The clergyman said there should be no sacred cows and anyone found guilty of corruption should carry their own cross.

He said the corrupt must not be made heroes and the nation must guard against introducing language that normalises theft.

The head of the ACK church reiterated that the Anglican church was opposed to politicians conducting harambees in churches saying those willing to support the church are free to do so just like any other church member but their donations would not be announced publicly.

He  added that the ACK church is embracing mobile money transfer to promote transparency.

At  the same time, ole Sapit  warned against politicisation of the Building Bridges Initiative, saying such a move would deny Kenyans an opportunity to enrich the BBI report.

He added that it is now time for Kenyans to move from just highlighting problems facing the nation to suggesting possible solutions.

“I urge Kenyans to participate in the BBI by reading the document and giving solutions to issues affecting Kenyans like socio-economic inequalities, negative ethnicity, unemployment and leadership balance equation,” he said.

Archbishop ole Sapit has been in the county since Thursday visiting various ACK church branches.

He urged the government to move with speed to ensure that the construction of the Kainuk-Lokichoggio road is completed as well as other link roads in the county.

By  Peter  Gitonga

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