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Leaders told to learn from Obama's lectures

27 July 2015, 21:35 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - A Vihiga County cleric has called on political leaders in the country to learn from speeches delivered by US President Barack Obama during his three-day tour to Kenya.

African Divine Church Archbishop, John Chabuga noted that Obama’s speeches should act as a turning point in the country's politics and people’s way of life.

While noting that the Global Entrepreneurship Summit put Kenya on a global map, the clergy singled Obama’s speeches as having carried a ray of hope for the country by showing the world all over what potential the country has and how it can be harnessed.

“The lecture on corruption and inequality that was delivered by Obama should specifically help our country to get up to its feet and move forward. I also call upon church leaders to help the politicians to tread on a path that will lead to quick realisation of the same,” said Chabuga.

He added, “The goodwill shown by the American government should be utilised by our leaders who have more often than not concentrated on tribal politics, corruption and rhetoric.”

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Speaking at the church’s headquarters at Boyani Mission in Hamisi Constituency, the archbishop noted that the leaders have no excuse to let the country continue being the old model of leadership.

“Issues of bribing for jobs, inequality and injustice which were raised by the US leader have not only eaten the whole country, but also the church. We have to work extra hard to get rid of such,” he said.

He called on the national government to strengthen devolution as it would serve to reduce inequality and create equal opportunities for communities in Kenya.

The clergy said the devolved units have the capacity to bridge the gap if more money is injected into them and they are managed effectively without favouritism.

He further noted the church was on course to give the girl child an equal opportunity in the society through a programme dubbed Child at Risk (CAR) that seeks to bridge the gap created by the society.

“This year, the church fully sponsored 20 girls for their secondary education, who had passed their primary school national examinations but could not afford to pay for their secondary education because of their humble backgrounds. We have since created Bishop Chabuga Community Foundation that will deal with such cases in the future,” he said.

He observed that if the government puts more money in bursaries, it will help many children to access education which will reduce corruption in the future.

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