Corruption cartels will finish Wabukala, Mong’are warns on EACC job

Corruption cartels will finish Wabukala, Mong’are warns on EACC job

Corruption cartels will finish Wabukala, Mong'are warns on EACC job
A file photo of ACK Archbishop Eliud Wabukala addressing a congregation at the St James All Martyrs ACK Cathedral, Murang’a town. /JESSE MWANGI

(The STAR) –Kennedy Mong’are has asked retired ACK archbishop Eliud Wabukala to decline his appointment as anti-corruption czar.

The Nyamira Senator warned Wabukala that he risked being caught up in the intricate graft networks at Integrity Centre.

The networks, he said, could ruin his illustrious career as a member of the clergy.

Quoting Mathew Chapter 4 in the Bible, the Senator likened Jubilee to Satan, who took Jesus Christ to a mountain top, tempted him with earthly wealth and promised it would be his if he worshiped him.

“Wabukala has made the biggest mistake of his life. He has served this country for more than 50 years as a man of God. He is heading to EACC without any background in law or finance. The perpetrators of corruption, who have encroached the EACC, will soil his name,” Mong’are said on Wednesday.

The Senator added that Wabukala’s appointment was a strategy by Jubilee to “baptise, sanitise and glorify” the massive corruption depleting the country.

“Wabukala is being taken to the guillotine to be beheaded. He has served this country well and preserved his name as a man of God but where he is going cartels will finish him,” he said.

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In the event the retired Archbishop does not voluntarily turn down his approval by Parliament, Mong’are said President Uhuru Kenyatta should not formally appoint him to the helm of the anti-graft agency.

“The President should utilise the iota of time left to decline to appoint him to save the old man from embarrassment,” he said.

While approving the clergyman, MPs praised him as the ultimate panacea to slaying the dragon of corruption.

The legislators said on Tuesday that they will pray for Wabukala, whom they noted would set good examples and pray during crises.

“Wabukala will use his wisdom as the EACC chairman and even start his meetings with prayers,” said National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale.

But Duale said at Parliament buildings that the former Archbishop should not treat the EACC as a religious organisation.

“He is going to fight corruption… I hope he will not make us have another motion to approve his conduct,” he said.

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