Nairobi, 13 April, 2023 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have challenged warring politicians in the East African country to front the interest of Kenyans as they work to resolve their conflicts.
In their Easter Message circulated on Wednesday, April 12, KCCB members laud the move by President William Samoei Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga, to choose talks in resolving issues that had led to days of violent protests in the country.
They, however, caution the politicians against the temptation to use the talks as a tool to satisfy their personal interests while forgetting the needs of Kenyans.
“We thank H.E. President William Ruto and Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga for their gesture of humility to listen to one another and seek solutions to the political problems we are going through. It is encouraging they have agreed to talk. However, talking is not about seeking personal benefits,” Catholic Bishops in Kenya say in their collective message signed by Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde, the Chairman of KCCB.
They add in reference to politicians in Kenya, “We truly hope they will address the ways to uplift Kenyans, and especially those still struggling with famine. They should listen and solve the political hurdles that keep ailing us. It is our hope that they should not let Kenyans down.”