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Stop massaging corruption, deal with culprits, Clergy tells government

[Mombasa Catholic Diocese Archbishop Martin Kivuva ( R) . Photo/Davis Mbunga]

The government should be sincere in the fight against graft in the country.

Mombasa Catholic diocese Archbishop Martin Kivuva said that corruption is undermining the economy of the country and must be fought at all cost.

Kivuva said that there has been a lot of blame games inside the government but none wants to take responsibility for public funds lost.

Bishop Kivuva said that the fight against graft needs unison efforts for it to be tamed.

He said without united efforts, the country will face more drastic economic drawback.

“We are pointing fingers at each other, these blame games are not taking us anywhere as a country, we must fight graft by all means,” said Bishop Kivuva.

He was addressing journalists at the Holy Ghost cathedral in Mombasa.

The Mombasa Catholic archdiocese Bishop reiterated that the fight against graft should begin at the top office to the grassroots level.

“Let there be a political will in taming graft and we will see the impact,” noted the Man of God.

He said Kenyans have lost hope in the government since it is marred by corruption.

He said all the public sectors are facing graft and some cases linked to top public servants mandated to protect public funds.

He urged all those implicated in corruption to take responsibility and pave way for investigation.

Kivuva criticised some public servants indulging in corruption terming them as ‘greedy’.

Bishop Kivuva’s remarks come amid calls for President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack Treasury Cabinet secretary Henry Rotich and his Tourism and wildlife counterpart Najib Balala.

The two are linked to major graft scandals and a lobby ‘Kenyans of Goodwill’ is pushing for their sacking.

‘Kenyans of Goodwill’ Chair Elias Ngugi said the country is at a ‘sorry state’ and President Kenyatta must act immediately by sending home all Cabinet secretaries  and other state officials implicated in corruption.