Murang’a Church Leaders Want Corrupt Aspirants Barred.

A cross section of church leaders from Murang’a County want all aspirants with pending corruption cases barred from vying in the August general elections.

The members of clergy drawn from various denominations asked the Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to take action on the leaders listed as corrupt.

In a press statement at Ihiga ini Akurino church in Kangema the, 37 leaders wondered why the EACC had listed corrupt aspirants with no specific action contemplated.

Led by the Akorino sect Bishop Dennis Macharia, the leaders called upon the commission to crack the whip on the leaders on the wanted list and ensure they are barred from contesting political seats.

They said the EACC has been slow in executing its mandate which has helped such aspirants to run for the political seats.

On Friday, EACC released names of the aspirants including governors and parliamentarians who are under their investigation.

We cannot continue hiding our heads under the sand when we see people who have misappropriated public funds rising to higher offices to continue with pilfering more resources meant to uplift lives of Kenyans, noted the Bishop.

At the same time the clergy expressed concern over the increased rivalry between Jubilee nominees and independent candidates saying everyone has constitutional right to vie.

They said all the candidates should be treated equally in their campaigns.

Those vying as independents should be respected and given a chance to sell their manifesto, added Macharia.

On peace, a Deliverance Church pastor Mbatia Chege said security agents should move with speed and arrest those uttering inciting statements.

Source: Kenya News Agency