We are not exactly sure how divine intervention will help us in the fight against rampant corruption in Kenya but the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is convinced we need it.
The anti-graft agency, together with the Inter-Religious Sector, has launched a Bible Study Guide titled ‘Integrity: A Weapon Against Corruption’.
The study guide was launched on Wednesday in an event graced by EACC Commissioner Rose M. Macharia and EACC Deputy CEO Mr. Michael Mubea.
According to the EACC, “The Bible Study Guide is intended to help Kenyans interact with the Bible and discover God’s position on corruption and his direction on living a corruption-free life.”
The commision noted that “every member of the society has an opportunity to contribute to the success of the war against corruption.”
“Regardless of your status in the society, you can make a difference. The Bible Study Guide inspires us to act and to believe our country can be free from corruption.”
EACC further said the fight against corruption can be won if everyone is committed to a virtuous lifestyle.
“The fight against corruption is winnable but everyone must commit to live a life that enhances the virtues of integrity, justice, patriotism and love for one another,” the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission said on Twitter.
As expected, the move has not been received well by a majority of Kenyans on Twitter who claim the Bible Study Guide is not a feasible or tangible enough method to impact any meaningful change in the tough war on corruption.
Some reactions below.
Today @EACCKenya and the Inter-Religious Sector launched a Bible Study Guide for use by Groups and Individuals titled Integrity: A Weapon Against Corruption. The event was graced by EACC Commissioner Rose M. Macharia and EACC Deputy CEO Mr. Michael Mubea. pic.twitter.com/p7iLa64hax
— EACC (@EACCKenya) September 26, 2018
Even Ruto goes to church every Sunday. Just a reminder
— Soul Provider (@Jaoko) September 26, 2018
Dumbassery… when has religion ever been a solution for anything in this world?
— Charles K Ndiritu (@CharlesKNdirit1) September 26, 2018
Churches are some of the most corrupt institutions in Kenya
— Kizazi (@Kole1da) September 26, 2018
Dark days are here indeed!
— ♎ (@kissykennysmatt) September 26, 2018
— mwangi (@mMwangiJ) September 26, 2018
Hahaha now this ?♂️praying away corruption.
— Al (@Alngumo) September 26, 2018
What is this shit?
— Dennis Mungai (@Brainiarc7) September 26, 2018
????kid me not!!!!
— Njagi Mensler (@NKaraga) September 26, 2018
— Psamson Nzioki (@Sir_Psam) September 26, 2018
— Gakobo?? (@Gakobo_) September 26, 2018
Are these not the same religious people receiving corruption money in form of church harambees??
— Mkenya (@MkenyaWetu) September 26, 2018
What is wrong with you people?
— Huckleberry (@Tim_Lelei) September 26, 2018
Even satan laughing at this.. ???
— El Sudani (@TheMachira) September 26, 2018
While you are at it, go slap uhuruto with a bible, maybe miracles will happen? Wankers!
— Changer (@Rafielk) September 26, 2018
What nonsense . Do your job and keep religion out of this . We tried religion for years it didn’t work . Now either do your job or stay out of the way and let DPP Haji and his team do theirs .
— Dr Joe Ruturi (@joeruturi) September 26, 2018
I do not believe in the bible study way, coz again Kenya is not religiously homogeneous. However I believe if we told Kenyans how much they will gain , in the long run without corruption and appeal to their moral conscience we could go a long way in controlling it
— Alex Omondi (@alexomondi3) September 26, 2018
Ruaraka CDF bought and installed 50 units of COi3 HP Desktop computers at a cost of Ksh. 5 million. Yaani 100k per unit. Kenya is an amazing country I tell you.
You should be checking all these, instead of engaging in funny cheap PR, nonsense
— Zachary Sagom (@ZacharySagom) September 26, 2018
Which study guide will be used by Hindus, Muslims, budhhis or pagans?
— victor nzaro (@vnzaro) September 26, 2018
you guys are ridiculous.
billions per year and nothing to show for it
what a vulgar waste.
— mwangi (@mMwangiJ) September 26, 2018
What does @EACCKenya understand about the separation of church and State? About 70% of Swedish citizens are irreligious but it is ranked among the top ten least corrupt countries in the world.Think about that.
— Evans?Itukot.?? (@OMEVIT5) September 26, 2018
Guess who set up this Bible study. pic.twitter.com/XFOkjJWRH7
— naima mungai (@TheAbikus) September 26, 2018
I am a believer, I study and embrace the Bible wholly. BUT let’s use it in a appropriate way. What EACC needs to be rolling out is already with them just do the job diligently
— THE Majani (@ChasiaMJ) September 26, 2018
Wow! Just wow! pic.twitter.com/23fOu3OYkq
— George Waweru (@GeorgeWaweru) September 26, 2018
Somebody remove that Bishop as EACC head, he is just complicating things.
— Zea Mays (@DeltaFrce) September 26, 2018
Very timely indeed.We have been wondering what God’s position is in regards to corruption pic.twitter.com/cZjvzWBodl
— Felix Kambo Wachira (@FelixWachira) September 26, 2018
— Sam Gitonga (@sagitonga) September 26, 2018
— Allan Moturi (@moturiA) September 26, 2018
— Julie Rubai (@HattJulez) September 26, 2018