Nairobi, 24 August, 2020 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Two decades after the reported assassination of the U.S.-born Mill Hill Missionary, Fr. John Anthony Kaiser, a Kenyan Bishop has decried the failure on the part of relevant authorities to account for the death of the Cleric who was vocal about injustices and fought for the rights of the marginalized in society.
“It is now 20 years since he was killed and body dumped in Naivasha. His killers have not been brought to book till today. Where is justice?” Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya’s Ngong diocese probed Sunday, August 23 during Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, Ngong, one of the places where the 20th anniversary of Fr. Kaiser’s assassination took place.
Bishop Oballa who chairs the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) added, “We continue to pray that justice is served, that those who killed him can be found so that we pray for their conversion.”
During the event, Bishop Oballa also bemoaned religious persecutions in the world saying, “Many people continue to be killed for their religious stand in many parts of the world. In some places, churches and religious symbols are attacked and even destroyed.”
“We live in a world that grows cold, divided and hostile. A world where religious persecutions abound,” the 62-year-old Kenyan Prelate said and added, “This unchecked hatred must be addressed.”