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Clerics call for ‘radical’ action to curb graft

Publish date: 09 July 2018
Issue Number: 781
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Kenya

Religious leaders in Kenya have urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to declare the levels of corruption in the country a national disaster. ‘These scandals reveal that corruption is a cancer that has pervaded every sector of our society, and which the current laws have proved inadequate to address,’ said Archbishop Martin Kivuva who called for ‘radical action to eradicate it’. BBC News reports that many Kenyans encounter corruption on an almost daily basis – from small bribes paid to police officers to mass theft from government coffers. The clerics from the Dialogue Reference Group called for an amnesty for anyone who admitted to past offences and repaid what they had stolen.

Full BBC News report