Embu, 10 September, 2022 / 6:30 pm (ACI Africa).
International legislators need to oppose budgets toward “bad education programs” such as Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), which United Nations (UN) agencies and the European Union (EU) present to their respective parliaments, the Catholic Bishop at the helm of the Commission for education has said.
In a Monday, September 5 statement shared with ACI Africa, Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru who chairs the Commission for Education and Religious Education (CERE) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) says, “Legislators from the developed countries particularly the countries that are in the forefront in funding bad Education programs through UN agencies and even the European Union should oppose budgets presented to their parliaments.”
“Such budgets that support the advancement of CSE, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Brain-drain Education Scholarships and oppression of religious freedom and gender ideologies” should be opposed, Bishop Kariuki adds.
The remarks in the Kenyan Bishop’s statement are a reiteration of his address to members of the International Catholic Legislators Network (ICLN) at the Vatican on August 27, when he said that “many developed countries and international organizations have come together to use education to negatively influence education efforts, particularly in the developing countries.”
The Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Embu Diocese criticized developed countries that use education to undermine “the sovereignty of the developing countries’ religious and cultural values as well as national ethos."