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Ekuru Aukot says the corrupt sanitising ill-gotten wealth in church - 9 months ago, 22 June 10:52

Gitonga Marete

Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot has faulted the Church accusing it of failing to speak up against corrupt leaders and instead allowing politicians to use its podiums to defend ill-gotten wealth.

Speaking during the 12th Upper Eastern Region Ecumenical Conference at Gitoro Convention centre on Thursday, Dr Aukot said by accepting money from politicians during church fundraisers, the clergy was helping corrupt individuals to legitimise their ill-gotten wealth.

In his hard-hitting presentation during the conference organised by the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), Mr Aukot questioned church leaders’ decision to pull out of politics yet they engage in campaigns when electing their own officials.

Mr Aukot said the church has a key role to play in guiding Kenyans on good morals, and to speak up against rampant corruption being witnessed in the country.

“Politics is a way of life and you cannot convince me that you are not ...
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