- Mar 4, 2021
Kenyan bishops are calling for increased support for medical personnel in the COVID-19 pandemic front lines, as reports indicate 25 doctors have died of the disease since March.
Kenya’s Catholic bishops have expressed discomfort at proposals to expand government in a report from Building Bridges Initiative, a process President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga launched in 2018 to heal, reconcile and unite the East African nation.
Kenyan church leaders, hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Nairobi’s State House, gathered to offer prayers for their country.
Archbishop Martin Kivuva of Mombasa led Kenyan religious leaders in condemning an alleged theft of funds meant to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, saying such thievery would be immoral and contrary to God’s teachings.
Kenyan Catholic bishops are warning against the introduction of comprehensive sex education in schools and the legalization of abortion as a way of curbing underage and teenage pregnancies.
In a global race to find a cure for COVID-19, Kenya has joined World Health Organization’s Solidarity Trial. But some Catholic bishops in the East African nation are urging caution, calling on scientists to strictly follow safety procedures and standards to ensure the ordinary people do not become “guinea pigs.”
Catholic leaders in Kenya are appealing for humanitarian support in regions where landslides and floods have displaced thousands, as the country battles increasing cases of the coronavirus.
Thousands packed Nyayo Stadium Feb. 11 for the interdenominational funeral service for former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi.