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President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the Nation on the new COVID-19 guidelines at Harambee House, Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyan President Excludes Sunday Schools, Madrassas in Phased Reopening of Public Worship

Jul 6, 2020

Children attending Sunday School and those who go for Madrassas in Mosques are among the groups of congregants who will not be allowed to attend public worship in a new set of directives given by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta who announced the resumption of public worship in the East African country.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba presiding over a televised Mass at Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi on Sunday, June 5. / Kenya Broadcasting Corporation/ Twitter

In Campaign Against Reproductive Healthcare Bill, Bishops in Kenya want Christians Engaged

Jul 6, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in their ongoing campaign against the Reproductive Health Care Bill 2019, reached out to “Christians and people of goodwill” in the East African nation, urging them to get engaged in the campaign as a manifestation of their religious and cultural identity “as Kenyans.”

Bishop John Oballa Owaa, Chairman of KCCB's Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC).

Persistent Insecurity in Two Kenyan Dioceses “unfortunate, regrettable”: Bishops

Jul 3, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement, said they are “deeply concerned” about persistent violent conflicts in two areas covered by the dioceses of Ngong and Marsabit “due to ethnic, clan hatred, competition over resources and leadership wrangles” and described the situation as “barbaric, unfortunate, saddening and regrettable”.

Holy Family Basilica Nairobi, Kenya.

Bishops in Kenya Propose Small Christian Community Masses in New COVID-19 Guidelines

Jul 2, 2020

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), an umbrella body of all Catholic Prelates in Kenya is proposing the celebration of Holy Mass within rural-based Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in a set of guidelines the Bishops have developed for re-opening of churches in the Eastern African country.

Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando, Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies at Daystar University in Kenya. / Sisters of Mary of Kakamega (SMK).

Meet Widely Published Kenyan Nun Seeking to Breathe Life in University Research

Jun 30, 2020

Sr. Agnes Lucy Lando understands what ails research in universities from her 14 years of teaching at Kenyan tertiary institutions and eventually becoming a professor.

Bishop Anthony Ireri Mukobo during televised Mass at Holy Family Minor Basilica Nairobi on Sunday, June 28.

Amid COVID-19, “duty, obligation to worship God remains indispensable”: Bishops in Kenya

Jun 29, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have reminded the people of God in the East African nation about their “duty and obligation” to continue worshipping God despite COVID-19 restrictions and urged families to turn their respective homes into a “domestic church.”

Some activists protest against abortion in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

Why Bishops in Kenya are Contesting Reproductive Healthcare Bill in Parliament

Jun 25, 2020

Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective letter addressed to “Catholic Members of Parliament (MPs) and all Legislators of good-will”, explained why they are opposed to the Reproductive Healthcare Bill 2019.

Bishop Joseph Mbatia during a televised Mass at Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi, Kenya. / Kenya Broadcasting Corporation/ Twitter

Bishops in Kenya “totally opposed” to Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Abortion Bill

Jun 22, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have expressed their strong opposition to alleged attempts to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools aimed at controlling teenage pregnancies in the East African nation. They have also objected to the abortion bill before Kenya’s Senate.

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“We commit to put the funds (to) proper use”: Kenya’s Catholic Media Leadership to Gov’t

Jun 21, 2020

The financial subsidy from Kenya’s Government toward community-based media outlets to enhance their COVID-19 awareness programs at the grassroots has been received with happiness and appreciation by those at the helm of the Catholic media. They have pledged to put to good use the resources received from the Government through the Media Council of Kenya (MCK).

Bishop Virgilio Pante during Mass at Holy Family Basilica Nairobi, Kenya on Corpus Christi Sundy 2020.

COVID-19 “impact on vulnerable populations” a Concern for Bishops in Kenya

Jun 14, 2020

The effects of COVID-19 restrictions on “vulnerable populations” including displaced persons and “those on the move” is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops in Kenya who are appealing to various stakeholders including Government to intervene “urgently”.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri Archdiocese to appointed head of the newly constituted Inter-faith Council with the mandate to guide the resumption of public worship in Kenya.

Catholic Prelate to Head Kenya’s Interfaith Council to Guide Resumption of Public Worship

Jun 12, 2020

The newly constituted Inter-faith Council with the mandate to guide the resumption of public worship in Kenya will be headed by Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese, the Kenyan government announced in a Gazette notice Friday, June 12.

Members of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) of Kenya's Malindi Diocese preparing to distribute food items and liquid handwashing soap to vulnerable families. / Catholic Diocese of Malindi/CJPC

Inside Kenya’s "young" Diocese with Enviable COVID-19 Intervention Strategies

Jun 11, 2020

The story of Malindi Diocese located on the brink of the Indian Ocean at the Kenyan coastal county of Kilifi is a story of resilience, much as it is an inspiration to the other 25 dioceses grappling with COVID-19 pandemic in the East African country.

Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua during Mass at Holy Family Basilica Nairobi, Kenya on Holy Trinity Sunday 2020.

Don’t “take pandemic as an opportunity to deviate from family values”: Bishops in Kenya

Jun 10, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya are cautioning the people of God in the East African nation against the temptation to disregard values cultivated in families such as love and forgiveness amid COVID-19 challenges ranging from job loses, reduced income, and restrictions to movement among others.

Fr. Columban Odhiambo, the administrator of St. Mary’s Mumias Mission Hospital, Catholic Diocese of Kakamega.

What One Catholic Mission Hospital in Kenya is Doing to Weather COVID-19 Storm

Jun 5, 2020

The management of St. Mary’s Mumias Mission Hospital, one of the health facilities of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, last week sent home 40 employees in one of the toughest decisions the hospital has been forced to make as COVID-19 continues to plunge the world in deep uncertainty.

CitizenGo Campaigns Director in Africa, Ann Kioko spearheading a campaign for the reopening of places of worship in Kenya

Kenyan Catholic Activist Spearheading Campaign to Reopen Places of Worship

Jun 5, 2020

A Kenyan Catholic activist is spearheading an online campaign for the resumption of public worship in the East African nation while adhering to “necessary measures.”

Bishop James Maria Wainaina during Mass at Holy Family Basilica Nairobi, Kenya on Pentecost Sunday 2020.

“This is not the time to make unreasonably high profits”: Bishops in Kenya

Jun 2, 2020

Bishops in the East African nation of Kenya have appealed to business owners and landlords to make sacrifices for the common good and not use the current COVID-19 related restrictions to exploit ordinary citizens, making “unreasonably high profits.”

John Cardinal Njue (right), Archbishop Philip Anyolo (Center) and CS Mutahi Kagwe (left) during Tuesday's meeting at the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya. / KCCB

Kenyan Government Engages Catholic Church Leaders on Resuming Public Worship

May 29, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya will be meeting in “coming days” to define a way that will see the lifting of the ban on public worship in the East African country after a successful engagement with the government that took place early this week, ACI Africa has been told in an interview.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

“We are concerned about the current political mood in the country”: Bishops in Kenya

May 25, 2020

Bishops in Kenya are concerned about the “divisive politics” being witnessed in the country at a time when political leaders are expected to demonstrate the unity of purpose in the fight against COVID-19.

Church Leaders in Africa Encourage “stories of hope” on World Communications Day

May 25, 2020

On the occasion of the 54th World Communications Day (WCD), Church leaders and representatives of Catholic communication entities in Africa have, in separate messages, encouraged the telling of stories of hope amid the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bishops in Kenya Appeal for Support to Operationalize Catholic Television

May 23, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya are soliciting funds from Catholics and other well-wishers across the globe to facilitate the operationalization of their television channel, Ukweli TV Kenya, that would enhance the evangelization mission of the Church in the East African nation.