The Catholic Church in Kenya has refuted claims that it has been condoning corruption and allowing corrupt politicians to donate what they have stolen from public coffers to the church.
Archbishop Philip Anyolo told Religion News Service that the church does not allow politicians or any suspected individuals to give their ill-gotten money to the church.
“We condemn any acts of corruption because it’s against God’s will,” said Anyolo. “If you steal money or anything and bring it to the church you are already condemned and you have lost touch with God.”
However, he noted that it was actually difficult for the church to identify money gotten through corruption.