Nairobi, 01 September, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Kenyan Member of Parliament (MP) who received an international award for his effort in pro-life activities has told ACI Africa that the international recognition motivates him to do more to promote human life.
On Monday, August 30, Hon. Chris Wamalwa, the MP of Kenya’s Kiminini Constituency in Transnzoia County, received the St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Award for the Protection of Life at the just concluded International Catholic Legislative Network (ICLN) conference.
“I did not expect to be awarded. It came as a surprise. I thought my colleagues in other parts of the world were doing better than me globally. I’m motivated to go further,” Hon. Wamalwa told ACI Africa Tuesday, August 31.
According to the Kenyan legislator who chairs the Catholic MPs Spiritual Support Initiative (CAMPSSI) in Kenya, he received the award from the AY Foundation because of his efforts in championing pro-life matters in the National Assembly.
“We are in a global village and they monitor the contribution of Catholic legislatures in public and in parliament, the laws that you bring and support. That is how it (award) came up,” he said and recalled the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) in 2019 during which he worked with other like-minded MPs to oppose the event's ideologies.