Elgeyo-Marakwet, 25 April, 2020 / 1:08 am (ACI Africa).
The plight of thousands of people affected by floods and landslides in parts of Kenya is a concern of Catholic Bishops in the East African nation. They are appealing for “any form of support” to save lives of at least 400 households that have survived the effects of heavy rains in recent days.
“We call on fellow Kenyans to come forward and provide any form of support they can so that our affected brothers and sisters may return to normal life,” the Bishops have stated in a letter dated Thursday, April 23.
They have added, “We have witnessed good neighborliness, especially during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, and we encourage Kenyans to embrace the same spirit.”
Signed by Chairman of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC), one of the entities of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), the Bishops’ appeal is toward reaching out to hundreds of households spread across five Counties in Western Kenya.
The floods and landslides that have affected more than 400 households have compounded the misery of families in the area,” the Prelates in Kenya stated in the letter signed by Bishop John Oballa Owaa, CJPC Chairman.