- Jul 4, 2020
Catholic Bishops in Kenya are concerned about the high rate of unemployment in the country, saying it poses a serious security threat to the nation.
Kenya’s Catholic bishops urged compensation for deaths, injuries and loss of property in last year’s extended election season, which divided the nation and harmed its economy.
Kenyan Catholic bishops have welcomed as a “hand of God” the apparent truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and influential opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose prolonged election dispute had threatened to trigger widespread chaos in the East African nation.
Kenya’s Catholic bishops are using Lent to urge national reconciliation amid rival claims to the presidency, and finding unlikely allies among some politicians.
Kenya’s bishops have objected to a media shutdown in the country following the self-declared ‘inauguration’ of Raila Odinga as “the people’s president,” following his defeat in last year’s elections.
The bishops of Kenya are organizing a national forum to discuss issues facing the East African country, including difficulties surrounding elections and reforms, national healing and reconciliation, good governance challenges, transparency, poverty, employment, economic inequality, conflict resolution, and other injustices.