- Oct 23, 2020
As Kenya continues to count and bury their dead from the devastating Nakuru-Solai Dam collapse on May 9, the country’s Catholic bishops have offered their sympathies to the victims and called on all Kenyans to be each other’s keeper in their moment of grief.
Catholic leaders in Kenya, where about 9 million of the country’s 47.6 million people are Catholic, oppose the practice of polygamy, which was legalized in the country in 2014.
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.