The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has taken a new step in its fight against corruption. The commission launched a Bible study guide in collaboration with the Inter-Religious Sector with the hope that the Bible study guide will help Kenyans discover God’s position on corruption and his direction on living a corruption-free life.
The study guide titled, “Integrity: A Weapon Against Corruption” was launched on September 26, 2018. “Regardless of your status in the society, you can make a difference. The Guide inspires us to act and to believe our country can be free from corruption,” said EACC through Twitter.
Through the study guide, EACC aims to trigger participation from the whole nation in the fight against corruption. “Every member of our society has an opportunity to contribute to the success of the war against corruption,” they said.
As bizarre as this may sound, considering Kenya is not a one-religion state, the EACC believes that this will work a great deal in fighting corruption. “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,” read a tweet from the commission.
In true Kenyan tradition, Kenyans on Twitter had a few things to say about the news:
Divine intervention required indeed!
— Shama S. (@semashams) September 26, 2018
Are these not the same religious people receiving corruption money in form of church harambees?🤔
— Mkenya (@MkenyaWetu) September 26, 2018
The problem is not the bible…the problem is the application of the words contained in it.
— Peter Mwang'ombe (@MwangP01) September 26, 2018
Well thought, but just wondering about our other brothers and sisters in other religions.
— Edwin Odhiambo (@EdwinOdhiambo) September 27, 2018
What stops you EACC from stopping police officers collecting bribes on our roads?Or that one also requires bible study?
— Mzalendo ni wewe (@kiprono_biwott) 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
Anyway, this is the Kenya we live in now.