The Catholic Church in Kenya has intimated the public that it has embarked on a raft of measures aimed at cushioning the institution from being used as conduit of graft saying only mobile money, Cheques will henceforth be accepted.
Speaking on Saturday, October 5 in Subukia, 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.
Catholic Church to only accept donations via mobile money, cheques
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.
“Contributions to fundraisers in our churches will be done by mobile money transfer or preferably by checks,”stated Onyolo.
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.
“We shall keep records of any gifts to religious leaders exceeding KSh 50,000. All gifts should be accompanied by a letter or acknowledged by a letter,” he added.
Efforts by the church is to put up measures to shield the church for being used as graft in whatever form.