The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) will work in partnership with the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) to promote good governance and integrity and ensure realization of Chapter 6 of the Constitution ahead of the General Elections in 2022.
The two institutions issued a joint statement outlining the following resolutions after a meeting in Nairobi, that the two institutions will; continue to advocate for strengthening of the legal framework on implementation of Chapter 6 of the Constitution; advocate for civic vetting of persons seeking elective positions.
Further, the church will safeguard itself against infiltration and use to advance political agenda; put in place mechanisms to sensitize her members on their civic duty and particularly the youth against political manipulation, bribery and involvement in violence during the electoral period.
NCCK will also rally its members across the country to create awareness on the dangers of corruption, and marshal synergy among churches towards good governance and ethical leadership; encourage churches to sensitize their followers on their civil duty to elect leaders with integrity, and; focus on the youth with anti-corruption messages to insulate them from misuse by political leaders during the electioneering period.
The two institutions also resolved to work together in the fight against corruption and ensure Kenyans remain informed during the electioneering about the decisions to elect right people in office. They would also seek citizen participation in keeping unity and peace.
The religious umbrella body NCCK, recently resolved to ban politics from places of worship due to the heightened tensions in the political environment ahead of next year’s Elections.
Those who spoke included the EACC Chairperson Retired Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, NCCK General Secretary Chris Kinyanjui and EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak.
The anti-graft bodies have been recently vocal on the issue of senior public officials facing corruption charges in various courts continued participation in seeking elective posts while exploiting gaps in the law and have sought reforms in the legal and regulatory frameworks to seal the loopholes.