Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Arch-bishop Jackson Ole Sapit has called on Kenyans to elect leaders with unquestionable character in the upcoming August 9, 2022 General Elections.
Sapit who was presiding over the sixth edition of African Anti-Corruption Day in Nairobi, warned leaders with a tainted track record to desist from holding public office, and instead clear the way for leaders with integrity.
Additionally, he said that electing leaders of integrity would increase transparency and accountability in governance. Also, he urged Kenyans to conduct thorough background checks on leaders before entrusting them with the country’s resources.
He urged Kenyan to judge politicians from the previous offices they held and what they have contributed to the society, and by doing so they will have supported credible leaders who will stand for the truth and care about the future, noting that the decisions made today will have an impact on the next generation, either positively or negatively.
Meanwhile, Sapit’s remarks were echoed by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Chairman Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, who stated that electing leaders of integrity would propel the country forward.
The African Anti-Corruption Day is observed annually on July 11 in recognition of the enormous progress that has been made and in recognition of the need to constantly reflect on approaches to ending corruption.