KCCB members also call on the government and relevant organizations in the country to “study and think through the way to enhance Post Harvest Food Management.”
“This is in view of increasing our food security and providing Food Banks,” they say.
The Catholic Bishops further say that there is need for all Kenyans to tackle “squarely” the issue of climate change.
“The pertinent issue of climate change has to be faced and tackled squarely by all,” they say, adding that all Kenyans “must commit to planting and growing trees and caring for our environment.”
KCCB members say that leaders in the country “should be deliberate in the war against use of plastics which lead to degradation of the environment, pollution of our rivers, and charcoal burning which results in the destruction of trees.”
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Reflecting on the post-election situation in Kenya, the Catholic Church leaders say that it is time for the already constituted government to “get down to work and deliver on the promises they made to Kenyans during the campaigns.”
“We should guard against the tendency in Kenya of being in perennial campaign mode instead of focusing on service delivery,” they caution, and add, “Our elected leaders must take seriously the responsibilities that Kenyans have bestowed on them. This is not the time for leaders to pass blame or engage in needless political rhetoric. Let our leaders strive to be servant leaders, focusing on improving the economy for the benefit of all the citizens.”
The Catholic Bishops also urge members of the opposition in the East African country to keep the government in check.
“Being in the opposition, they should be bold enough to highlight pertinent issues affecting the country and give constructive criticism,” KCCB members say, and urge Kenyans to “keep our elected leaders accountable and ensure that they deliver on their promises.”
“We need to remain vigilant and engage with our leaders, challenging them to focus on service delivery, and to be fully transparent in the use of public resources,” they say.
On the CBC, the Bishops call on Kenyans to participate fully in the ongoing review initiative of the proposed education program by providing “constructive views”.
“We encourage Kenyans to take advantage of the ongoing process of reviewing the Competency Based Curriculum by coming out to give constructive views to the Presidential Working Party on Education Review,” Catholic Bishops in Kenya say.
Magdalene Kahiu is a Kenyan journalist with passion in Church communication. She holds a Degree in Social Communications from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Currently, she works as a journalist for ACI Africa.