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State has lost direction in anti-graft war, says Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukala

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By Jane Cherotich | May 19th 2015
Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukala addressing the press in Imani Guest Housein Nakuru Town on April 29,2015 during the end of a three day mothers induction exercise.He steered clear that the church is opposed to the Tuesday High Court ruling that permitted Gays.PHOTO:KIPSANG JOSEPH/STANDARD]

Constant wrangles among leaders have made the Government to lose direction in the fight against corruption, Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukala has said.

Speaking in Busia after attending a Morning Prayer service at St Paul's Church in Ojamii, Wabukala said corruption cannot be contained unless the infighting among leaders stops.

"Corruption needs to be fought strategically with a clear road map and a wider view of fighting it but not having leaders trying to wash their dirty linen in public," he said.

"Corruption started a long time ago, thus the need by both the national and county governments to devise ways of containing it instead of wrestling in public," he added.

The Archbishop's remarks come in the wake of recent nasty war of words between former CORD leader Raila Odinga's aide, Herbert Ojwang' and Deputy President William Ruto after the latter was linked to a referral hospital scandal where the cost of the project was inflated by Sh11 billion.

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong concurred with Wabukala, saying the national government had indeed lost direction in fighting corruption.

He said the resignation of top officials of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) was part of schemes to scuttle the commission and render the current cases a nullity.

Ojaamong called on the Opposition, churches and civil society organisations to ensure EACC was strengthened to make it credible and restore sanity.

On security, Wabukala urged the government to include all stakeholders in ensuring that insecurity is dealt with.

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