Citam Bishop Emeritus David Oginde was vetted on Wednesday by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee in parliament for the position of chairperson of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
During the vetting, Bishop Oginde revealed that he decided to apply for the position after taking it to the Lord in prayer. He said, “When this position came up, many people who knew what I have came to me and asked me to apply, I was not very enthusiastic about it, but after praying about it I thought why not.”
Bishop Oginde, who is also a leadership trainer and consultant holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University School, USA and a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Pan Africa Christian University.
During the vetting, Bishop Oginde reiterated the need for advancing the right values. “If we are going to be successful in the fight against corruption and instilling values among our people, we must encourage intolerance to any form of corruption,” he said.
“If I do get the opportunity to come in as chair of EACC, I come as a fellow Kenyan who has certain concerns and beliefs that I can make certain contributions that can help Kenya attain freedom from perennial corruption.”
Bishop Oginde stated that he will serve diligently without any fear and favour just as he had done previously as a Bishop of Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM). He also talked about his net worth, which is Ksh170 million.
His nomination, announced on March 11, 2023 after being recommended by the Public Service Commission (PSC).
Bishop Oginde, if appointed, will replace Archbishop (Emeritus) Dr. Eliud Wabukala who has retired after serving as EACC chair for the past six years.
He has previously served as Chancellor of Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University from 2011 to 2021 and also as founder and the CEO of The Catalead, a leadership development and training organization.