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Atheists: Bishop Wabukala is not qualified to head EACC

Atheists have opposed the nomination of retired Anglican Bishop Eliud Wabukala as the new chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

In a press statement, Atheists in Kenya Society (AIK) leader Harrison Mumia said he doubts Bishop Wabukala’s  “drive, stamina, experience, character and predisposition to take on politically sensitive and high voltage corruption cases in this country”.

“A quick glimpse at his career reveals that he has had more experience in theology and religion more than in any other professional field. Is this the experience we are looking for in the head of the anti-corruption commission?” read the statement in part.

Mr Mumia argued that Bishop Wabukala has never been vocal on corruption matters in Kenya despite being a high profile religious leader.

“Kenya is in that season in every electoral cycle when churches are cashing in on politicians’ ambitions.

“We haven’t seen Wabukala taking issue publicly with the millions that the church is given by otherwise rogue and corrupt politicians. Is he willing to challenge where this money is coming from? We don’t think so. We think he may become a lame duck under this environment,” read part of the statement

Mr Mumia further advised Bishop Wabukala to reject his appointment so as to remain relevant based on the high turnover at EACC.