The Head of the Anglican church of Kenya (ACK) Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit has advised the government to use money and assets recovered in the fight against corruption to settle foreign debts.
Archbishop Ole Sapit stated that the church supported the government in the war against corruption and urged that institutions charged with the responsibility of investigating allegations on graft to be given room to do so without interference.
Speaking in Badasa area, Marsabit Central sub-county on Friday when he laid a foundation stone for the construction of the proposed St. Andrew’s Boys Secondary School, the Archbishop noted that Kenya owes foreign countries huge debts and that it would be prudent for any recovered money to be used to reduce the same.
The prelate cautioned against politicizing the war against graft, adding that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) as well as other institutions needed a conducive environment to bring culprits to book.
“We as the Anglican Church fully support the government effort in the war against corruption,” said the Archbishop who was accompanied by Marsabit governor, Mohamud Ali.
Archbishop Ole Sapit pointed out that the government would be required to reduce the tax burden on Kenyans if the fight against corruption succeeded and called on Kenyans to rally behind the course.
At the same time, he appealed to residents of Marsabit and the nation at large to live in harmony.
The Archbishop advised against ethnic tension and fights that are regularly witnessed in Marsabit and asked the locals not to allow anybody to create ethnic divisions among them but to instead coexist peacefully
The Governor while appreciating the gesture and support from the church said that the construction of the secondary school would be a big boost to the education sector in the county.
By Sebastian Miriti