- Sep 24, 2020
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.
Students at a Catholic high school in Kenya claim a pro-abortion NGO implanted several students with the Norplant contraceptive device during a presentation that was supposed to be on health awareness. The local diocese says it is demanding answers to find out exactly what happened.
The bishops of Kenya have called on the population to remain “calm and peaceful” if elections scheduled for later this month are postponed. The crisis started Sept. 1, when the Supreme Court nullified the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta over irregularities and illegalities. The new election has been scheduled for Oct. 26, but the opposition says it will boycott it.
Kenyan bishops are calling upon the involved political parties Jubilee of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the National Super Alliance of Raila Odinga to “urgently agree to IEBC’s [election commission] invitation to dialogue and chart the way forward with the aim of holding free, fair and credible presidential elections.”
Catholic bishops in Kenya are calling for Kenyans to show a greater sense of patriotism, and urging political candidates to campaign peacefully for a rerun of the presidential election on October 17. The August 8 poll won by incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was annulled by the Supreme Court, and the bishops have called on the ruling party to accept the decision and stop the threats, intimidation, and vendetta against the judiciary.
The High Court in Nairobi ruled that the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops must pay $125,000 to a Somali Muslim restaurant owner for evicting him without grounds and discrimination. The chairman of the conference of bishops called the ruling one-sided and denied any discrimination.