Nairobi, 04 October, 2019 / 3:58 am (ACI Africa).
The African regional conference on human trafficking held in Kenya’s capital Nairobi opened with the recognition for multi-agency working in fighting against the vice of the trade of humans, Catholic Church leaders calling for collaboration.
“The Church and the government need to work hand in hand to end this evil in the society,” the Chairman of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Archbishop Philip Anyolo said Wednesday in reference to the global challenge of human trafficking.
“We shall reflect on our roles, we as a Church as well as governments and security agencies in the fight against human trafficking,” Archbishop Anyolo added at the beginning of the second African regional conference on human trafficking that brought together over one hundred participants from about 10 African countries.
In his opening remarks, the Kenyan Prelate emphasized the need for the Church, the government and security agencies to consolidate their efforts in combatting human trafficking.
“Issues of labour, cargo and drivers of human trafficking can be addressed if we aim and focus on creating effective partnerships and collaborations that purpose to cut the umbilical code of modern-day human trafficking and slavery,” Archbishop Anyolo said.