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Religious leaders call for stiffer action on corruption

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By Maureen Ongala | Apr 20th 2019 | 1 min read

Religious leaders on Saturday called on the government to tighten the rope on the fight against corruption.

Speaking during the Kilifi County Dialogue Conference, the leaders said the country will sink into hard times if corruption is not contained and urged politicians to stop politicising the war on graft.

Bishop Lawrence Dena from the National Council of Churches of Kenya Kilifi branch said corruption derailed development.

“The procurement processes in Kilifi have remained questionable and this is maintained by our MCAs who are abandoning their oversight roles to chase tenders, making them vulnerable to manipulation by the Executive,” said Mr Dena.

He added: It is disheartening that we continue to borrow billions from outside, yet there is hardly any successfully completed development project.

The leaders said they will form a team of social auditors to help the community understand how their resources have been spent.

“We do not condone corruption of whatever form. Government agencies tasked with investigating corruption should save Kenya from the mess it is in,” he said.

Rajab Tayari from the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya urged the DCI to investigate influx of drinking dens in residential estates.

“The encroachment of drinking dens into residential estates posses a threat to our morals and peace,” he said.

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