Kericho, 16 February, 2022 / 9:14 pm (ACI Africa).
The catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Kericho Diocese has condemned harassment of women and the youth as they try to participate in the politics of the East African country.
In his Tuesday, February 15 message during the Prayer Breakfast of the Catholic Diocese of Kericho aired on YouTube, Bishop Alfred Rotich said that there is normally verbal abuse that constitutes harassment against women and luring of the youth into violence as they try to be active in politics.
“We have talked on issues about women and youth, and there seems to be harassment which we need to research also. I am sure the Justice and Peace commission will do a thorough job in identifying who is creating violence on women,” Bishop Rotich said, and added, “There could be areas where there is a lot of harassment and especially the use of words.”
The Kenyan Catholic Bishop said that the Diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission has already formulated a plan that aims at stemming abuse of power in the country’s political space.
“I already have something that has come from the Justice and Peace Commission and we are going to have even the Priests speak about it. It is called a peace messaging sermon…delivered from the Pulpit, local and social platforms, and the theme is, ‘proper use of the gift of the tongue,’” he said.