Nairobi, 30 August, 2020 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have, in a collective message titled “Conscience: A Path to Life”, outlined eight issues affecting the East African nation, calling on Kenyans to be vigilant and “do what is right for the good of everyone.”
In their eight-page statement delivered at the Episcopal Ordination of the new Bishop of Kenya’s Kitui diocese, Saturday, August 29, the Bishops highlight the effects of the COVID-pandemic on the economy, the controversial County revenue sharing formula debate, reproductive health bill, responsible parenting, corruption, political responsibility, ethnic violence, and the discourse around a possible referendum to review the 10-year-old Constitution.
Top on the list of the Bishops’ concern is the “battered economy following the COVID-19 pandemic,” a situation they say has greatly affected Kenyans.
“The Coronavirus pandemic has caused severe havoc on our economy; thousands of Kenyans have lost jobs and business opportunities many families, particularly those that depend on employment and more so on daily wages, are facing enormous difficulties sustaining themselves,” the Bishops say.
The Bishops add, “We call for more commitment on the part of the Government to avail more resources to assist the most vulnerable members of our society, the poor, the jobless and all those who are struggling to make ends meet.”