Nairobi, 24 October, 2022 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has, during the Episcopal ordination of the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Maralal Diocese, appealed for solidarity with those “struggling very much” amid drought in the Northeastern region of the East African country.
In his homily during the October 22 Consecration of Mons. Hieronymus Joya, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen said that despite the joyful and glorious mood of the celebration in Maralal in Northern Kenya, there is need to be mindful of persons who “have lost their livelihood” due to lack of food and water.
“Take into account as many people that struggle outside there; that struggle in the bush and have sleepless nights on how to feed their children and themselves; people who are thirsty, sick and hungry, who are desperately looking for a way out,” Archbishop Megen said.
He added “We want to include all those peoples in our prayers today who have lost their livelihood who are on the move looking for greener pastures.”
The Catholic Diocese of Maralal, he said, is “at the frontier especially in this time of great drought, of hunger and thirst, where thousands of people in the North have lost their livelihood and are struggling very much.”