Reject corrupt politicians in 2022 election, NCCK urges

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 00:00 |
NCCK General Secretary Rev. Canon Christopher Kunyanjui.

National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has called on Kenyans to reject corrupt politicians in next year’s General Election.

NCCK General Secretary Rev. Canon Christopher Kunyanjui said some people were now joining politics solely make money.

“Corruption has become so glaring and attractive such that people hoping to get rich quickly are fighting to be politicians,” he said.

He was speaking at Jumuia Conference and Country Home, Limuru during the launch of the National Youth Conference themed: Wholesome Youth for a Wholesome Society.

“The youth lack sense of belonging because religious beliefs and teachings do not influence their views in a raft of socio-cultural issues,” said Kinyanjui. 

The churches umbrella body said that there’s a glaring lack of youth representation in leadership positions.

NCCK said political institutions should integrate the youth in leadership and decision making structures.

It also called upon the ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs to accelerate the implementation of the Kenya Youth Policy 2019. 

Kinyanjui urged county governments to allocate adequate funds to programmes targeting young people.

“Security agencies should stop being a terror to the youth. They are citizens and they are not a problem to be solved through brutality,” he added.

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