The heightened war on corruption which President Uhuru Kenyatta announced has received backing from religious organisations in Mombasa.
Speaking in Mombasa, the religious leaders called for support from all quarters to help slay the corruption dragon which the clerics said was hampering faster development in the country and continued to make the nation prone to poverty.
Apostle John Mutuku of the Reedemed Gospel Church Inc- Kiembeni, Kisauni constituency urged Kenyans of goodwill to pray for the President as he tackles high end corruption.
” We have started to see big names in the society being arrested for corruption malpractices. This is not enough , we need to see arrests, prosecutions and people being sent to jails,” Apostle Mutuku said.
The cleric told worshippers not to give any form of bribes to get services from the government.
” Bribery involves a chain of people .There are those who ask for bribes and those who give bribes. This must end ,” he said.
He spoke during special celebrations at the church to mark its third anniversary since its formation.
He challenged the Chief Justice David Maraga to net the suspects and bring them to justice so that corruption can be eradicated from the face of Kenya.
The cleric further reiterated that the culprits should be brought to book as soon as possible given the available evidence so far collected adding that there shouldn’t be any exemption or favor to anyone.
“It will be considered a legacy to President Uhuru Kenyatta if he manages to put a stop to corruption. I urged the President to make history before he leaves the office,” said apostle John.