The catholic church have banned all cash donations by political leaders and have decided that all donations should be done electronically or via cheques .
This decision was agreed by bishops who met during the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) that was held on Saturday at Subukia Shrine in Nakuru County.
The chairperson, Archbishop Phillip Anyolo stated that “henceforth fundraisers in the church will be done by mobile money transfer or by cheque. This will avoid handling of huge amounts of cash and give a clear trail of the donors.”
He added that the church shall provide details of any financial matters to the public.
“We shall keep a record of any gift given to any religious leader exceeding Sh50,000. All gifts shall be accompanied by a letter.”
“Our churches will not be used as political platforms or for any other motive other than for the worship of God,” said Bishop Anyolo.
This follows as most political leaders have been using the church to address their political critics.
“We will not be used as political platforms. We will not allow any address within the church from any non-liturgical character. Such addresses will be made outside with due dignity. Political speeches will not be allowed during any liturgical celebrations,” he said.
They also banned politicking in the pulpits, proper recording of gifts and their givers and announced a six-month renewal of baptismal promises for every Catholic faithful to re-commit themselves against the evil of corruption.