Kenya is set to host global Christian leaders conference, to discuss matters around corruption, which is rampant in most Christian countries according to reports.
A team of Christian leaders have raised alarms over the corruption index report that subjected Christian countries top on list which is against the Christian faith.
According to Caroline Mbanacho Oduol, CEO Imani Works, a Kenyan-based non-profit organisation, it is disheartening to see countries saturated with Christianity ranking high in matters corruption.
“Kenya’s estimated current population is 50 million with Christianity being the predominant religion adhered by an estimated 85% of total population. However Kenya was ranked 143 out 180 in the world corruption index. If this statistics is anything to go by, there’s a need for key catalyst in conveying the conference to deal with the high unethical standards that blocks the growth of our economy,” says Ms Oduol.
Transparency International’s corruption index placed the country 145th out of 176 countries with a score of 26. Kenya attained a below average score in the Index in 2016, showing no improvement from 2014 rankings.
“Kenya, despite the adoption of a few anti-corruption measures including passing a law on the right to information, has a long way to go,” read the report, suggesting new strategies to fight corruption
Faith at Work conference will be hosted at Strathmore University on October 27, and will look at congregating hundreds of participants from all over the world.
Recently the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) introduced a Bible study guide to fight corruption, which was highly criticised by Kenyans, including followers of the Christian faith.
During a recent media interview with the EACC Chairman Eliud Wabukala, the commission released the 2017 National Ethics and Corruption Survey which shows an increase in public interest in the fight against corruption.
“Our aim is to root out corruption in the country. Kenyans should suggest ways to do this, since war against corruption is our common responsibility,” said Wabukala.
In the report, the Interior and Coordination of National Government Ministry was leading at 64.7 percent, followed by Health at 27.8 while Land, Housing and Urban Development came third at 23.9.
“The drive to become a better country with Christian values goes past campaigns and more of what really God commands us to do. The conference views to incorporate our Christian values at the job market and enable grow our economy,” reads a statement from the organisers of the conference.
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