Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) - "Corruption is a rot of the heart". The Bishops of Kenya launch their six-month anti-corruption companion.
As part of the fight against corruption, among other things, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has decided to prohibit donations in cash and to accept only those made electronically in order to track donors and avoid compromises with money of dubious origin.
Presented at the beginning of October at the National Shrine of Subukia, the campaign entitled "Let us break the chain of corruption" focuses on an educational and prayer activity. For the occasion, a prayer was written that reads: "Father in heaven, You always provide for all your creatures, so that they may live as you have always willed. You have blessed our country Kenya with rich human and natural resources to be used in honour and glory and for the well being of every Kenyan.
We are deeply sorrowful for the wrong use of these your gifts and blessings through the act of corruption, as a result of which many of our people are hungry, sick, homeless and displaced, ignorant and defenceless. Father, You alone can heal us of this sickness which leads to death.
We humbly beg you, touch our lives and those of our leaders so that we may realise the evil of corruption and work hard to eliminate it. For any citizen who has acquired anything through corrupt means, Lord, give him or her, the spirit of courage to make a restitution and come back to you.
Raise up for us God-fearing citizens and leaders who care for us and who will lead us in the path of peace, justice, prosperity, progress and above all, Love". (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 6/11/2019)