From left, NCCK SG Chris Kinyanjui, NCCK and EACC Chairman Eliud Wabukala [ Photo: Capital FM]
The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) and the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) are in agreement to collaborate in the promotion of good governance and integrity.
This resolution came as the two agencies met on September 29, 2021, ahead of the August 2022 general polls.
The two commissions have also reviewed their mandates in implementing Chapter 6 of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.
While presenting a joint statement, EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak, further said, the commissions will advocate for strengthening of the legal framework on implementation of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.
“Specifically, the Commission and NCCK deliberated on the issues of: civic vetting of persons seeking elective positions to circumvent the existing inadequate legal mechanism for enforcement of Chapter 6 of the Constitution,” Twalib said.
Moreover, they spoke on on the role of the church in safeguarding itself against infiltration and use to advance political agenda.
“There is a need for the church to put in place mechanisms to sensitize its members on their civic duty and particularly the youth against political manipulation, bribery and involvement in violence during the electoral period,” Twalib added.
Additionally, NCCK is set to rally its members to create awareness on the dangers of corruption, and marshal synergy among churches towards good governance and ethical leadership.