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Kenyan bishops decry corruption, tribalism

April 12, 2016

"The cancer of corruption is killing our country," the Catholic bishops of Kenya lament in a statement released at the conclusion of their annual meeting.

The bishops charge that while the majority of the population continues to live in poverty, without adequate access to education or health care, government officials are gaining by graft. The bishops' statement charges that young people are pressured to pay bribes in order to gain employment, and the taint of corruption has undermined confidence in the police, the courts, and the schools.

The bishops also argue that Kenya must overcome the legacy of tribalism, which continues to divide groups and sometimes spark dangerous violence. 

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