NAIROBI, AUGUST 24, 2018 (CISA)-“We need a radical change in the way jobs are distributed in this country,” the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has said.
In a statement released on August 17 at the Clergy House of the Archdiocese of Nairobi at the end of the bishops’ Extraordinary meeting, the bishops warned that nepotism is rearing its ugly head.
“The ordinary Kenyan who has no ‘tall’ relative is denied the opportunity to positions and jobs that are open to all deserving citizens of this country in accordance with merit,” they said.
They noted that nepotism undermines the principal of common good and the equal opportunities that all Kenyans should be enjoying.
“This is clearly seen when leaders and those in power appoint their own relatives, wives, sons and daughters to position of leadership and reserve job opportunities for their own,” reads the statement.
They urged that, “Job recruitment has to be done in an open and transparent manner that offers job opportunities to all. It is only when we adhere to those basic principles that are vale based will we overcome such tendencies in our country.”
The bishops noted that the culture of nepotism undermines the principle of common good and the equal opportunities that all Kenyans should be enjoying.