War on corruption in the footsteps of Jesus
SEE ALSO :Kimemia calls meet to address stand-offToday, we have our own battle being waged against corruption.The president and his team are overturning tables, left right and centre. The new campaign is making headlines around the world. Corruption though, stretches back to the beginning of time. Genesis 6:12 notes that, “God observed all this corruption in the world, for everyone on earth was corrupt.” Isaiah 1:4, teaches, “Woe to the sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.” The biblical teachings provide ample moral and divine support for Uhuru’s current campaign. Both the old and new testaments are full of prophetic visions of the corrupt nature of mankind and the societies they will create. 2 Timothy 3:1-5, is just one strong example: “You must realize, however, that in the last days difficult times will come.
SEE ALSO :Governor Obado arrestedOur soul has been darkened by decades of ingrained corruption. We all must now join hands in the spirit of Uhuru and Raila; in the spirit of brotherhood, and take a new path of morality. We do not have to write a new thesis or a new guide book. It has been laid out before us for generations, for thousands of years. Ecclesiastes 5:8 could not be clearer on this matter, “If you see the extortion of the poor, or the perversion of justice and fairness in the government, do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, and there are higher ones over them!” The message therefore is patent: Nobody is above the law. When buildings are built on illegal wetlands, tear down the building! When Governors pocket money from tenders and mega projects, arrest the Governor! When companies and government ministries use fake receipts, or shell companies for illegitimate, illegal or non-existent contracts, get them all! When Jesus went into the temple to overthrow the status quo, it was not popular. In fact, he was pursued, he was oppressed, and he was eventually killed for trying to do the right thing. However, his support from the masses, and the new path he laid, brought a new religion to the world, a new way of doing things. Kenya too stands at the dawn of a new horizon whereby the way of doing things is about to change dramatically. We do not have to reinvent the wheel; we just have to ask, “What Would Jesus Do?” Ms Munuhe studies International Relations at the University of Nairobi