KENYA: Bishops Applaud Government’s Attempts to End Corruption

NAIROBI NOVEMBER 24, 2015(CISA)-The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has applauded the government’s renewed efforts in fighting corruption.

“‘It’s never too late to kill a snake in the house, the moment you get opportunity kill it. We applaud every effort and not just the government, any institution, any person, Kenyans, all of us to fight this cancer of corruption,” said Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde, Vice chairman of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission.

The bishop was responding to a question by journalists on whether the government was coming in a little too late to fight corruption.

“It is unfortunate we have since come to this far but actually we got to a point when corruption was fighting back but we can never say we give up on it otherwise we will drown this country forever,” the Archbishop said.

The bishops were addressing the media November 24 at Waumini House in Westlands on the state of Pope Francis’ visit to the Country.

On Monday November 23, President Uhuru Kenyatta renewed measures in fighting corruption by declaring it a national security threat.

In his address to the nation, President Kenyatta said that corruption is a major threat to the country’s security and directed all security agencies, the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC), the Asset Recovery Agency and the Financial Reporting Centre to take cognizance of this and rally around the path of transformation.

The President further announced that every company seeking to work with government, both at the national and county level to sign an approved Business Code of Ethics domiciled in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA).