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Church commended for translating anti-graft booklet

State Law Office Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Prof. Micheni Ntiba has lauded the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) for publishing a book aimed at fighting corruption in the country.

Prof. Ntiba urged the council to consider translating the booklet into local languages so that majority of the people can understand the importance of fighting and exposing corruption acts.

“It becomes even more powerful when written in simple local languages that can easily be understood by citizens. Simplicity has its own magic in life,” said the CAS at Wote Hotel, where he launched Anti-Corruption Scripture Reference Book for Lower Eastern Region.

The book entitled, Faith Communities Against Corruption by the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya, in collaboration with National Anti-Corruption Steering Committee (NACCSC), seeks to change the attitude and behaviour of Kenyan faithful on fighting corruption through the scripture messages.

On partnerships, Prof. Ntiba said that they have partnered with 31 County Civilian and Oversight Committees (CACCOCs) and aim at incorporating a total of 42 county committees to enhance wider reach of the citizenry in the fight against corruption.

Speaking at the same event, Makueni Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana emphasized on the need for both levels of government and wananchi to work closely in fighting the corruption that has impacted negatively on development of the country.

He lauded the Inter-faith council for publishing the book that will go a long way in educating citizens on the prevention and reporting of corruption cases across the country.

“If these discussions are made at all religious institutions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the faithful will understand why it is important to fight corruption which has derailed development in the country,” said Prof. Kibwana.

On his part, the IRCK Chairman Reverend Father Joseph Mutie of Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) challenged the clergy to be role models in an effort to win over the masses, when they disseminate anti-corruption messages in their readily available platforms.

At the same time, Mutie called upon the clergy to always ensure they speak the truth, especially when politicians appear before them in order to eventually win this war.

By Patrick Nyakundi

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