Catholic Churches in Kenya to only accept donations via mobile money, cheques.

DP William Ruto receives a donation from John Cardinal Njue (left) during a fundraiser at St Thomas Moore Kairuri Catholic Parish on July 1, 2018. 2nd left is Embu Catholic Bishop Paul Kariuki. Photo Courtesy

By Muyela Roberto

The Catholic Church in Kenya has announced that it has embarked on a raft of measures aimed at cushioning the institution from being used as conduit of graft.

Speaking on Saturday, October 5 at the Subukia Shrine in Nakuru County during the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Catholic Bishops said among precautionary actions to shield the church from corruption was shifting to cashless donations.

The KCCB Chairman Philip Onyolo said the new measure will help tame the habit where individuals with questionable money resort to depositing it in church with the aim of sanitising it.

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    “Contributions to fundraisers in our churches will be done by mobile money transfer or       preferably by checks,”stated Onyolo.
The religious took vows where they pledged to tacked the dragon of corruption head on. Photo: Kenya Catholic Media Network Source: Facebook

Gifts given to religious leaders, Onyolo said, will be documented with both the donor and the receiver being required to produce issuance and acknowledgement letters respectively.

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