CATHOLIC DECLARATION

Clerics’ call record gifts a step closer to winning war on graft

People willing to donate more than Sh50,000 would be required to write a letter providing all their details

In Summary

• They also banned politicking in the pulpits and announced a six-month renewal of baptismal promises for every Catholic faithful. 

• Church will provide details of its accounts, institutions, projects and other financial matters making them open for public scrutiny. 

Catholic bishops during a past press conference at Christ the King Cathedral, Nakuru
OPEN BOOK DONORS: Catholic bishops during a past press conference at Christ the King Cathedral, Nakuru
Image: FILE

Catholic bishops made a declaration aimed at the fight against corruption. They took off their shoes and made prayers uniting all who attended to say no to corruption.

The bishops said the electronic transfer of donation would leave ‘a clear trail of donors’ for accountability’s sake. People willing to donate more than Sh50,000 would be required to write a letter providing all their details.

The men of the robe also banned politicking in the pulpits, announced a six-month renewal of baptismal promises for every Catholic faithful to re-commit themselves against the evil of corruption.

This move should be emulated by other religious organisations to bring the country closer to winning the war against corruption. It takes collective efforts.

 

Mombasa