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The National Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee (NACCSC), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Inter Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) jointly hosted a breakfast meeting ahead of the launch of the Scripture-Referenced Anti-Corruption Materials to be held at Sarova Panafric

Hotel on Wednesday 20th November, 2019.

The objective of the meeting was to bring better understanding and cement the relationship between the media, anti-corruption agencies and religious leaders in the fight against corruption. The religious leaders will play a key role by carrying these messages in their various available platforms that include Churches, Mosques or Temples and the media hence reaching more people. 

By preaching the same message, there will be an understanding that no matter how different our worldly values are, we are united by our different faiths by speaking the same message on corruption. Moreover, religious leaders are trusted by the faithful and whatever they say is taken in as gospel truth. It is with this understanding that the three organizations felt that bringing on board the leaders to disseminate the message would make a big difference in the fight.

The way the devout will emulate justice, fairness and honesty in their respective faith and apply it in the public square as true ambassadors of their faith will be a major step in minimizing the vice. All these efforts are geared towards freeing the society from the vagaries of corruption and the role of religion is critical.

The function was officially opened by Dr. Dabar A. Maalim, EACC commissioner and chair, committee on corruption prevention, ethics and public education on behalf the Chairperson, Arch. Eliud Wabukala.

It was attended by NACCSCs Ag. Chairperson Francis Nganga, Ag. Director, David Gathii, chairperson IRCK, the Very Reverend Fr. Joseph Mutie, Suyata Kotamraju, secretary general of the Hindu Council of Kenya, Maulid Abdalla, deputy secretary general SUPKEM and Rev. John Kamau from the Organization of African Instituted Churches of Kenya  (OAICK) among others.

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