Catholic Church in Kenya

Faith leaders in Kenya at a press conference on 6 September 2022. Credit: KCCB

Focus Attention on Holding Elected Leaders to Account: Faith Leaders in Kenya to Citizens

Sep 6, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have urged citizens of the East African country to shift their attention from the general elections to holding elected leaders to account as the electioneering period has ended. 

Archbishop Philip Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese flanked by John Cardinal Njue (left) during the memorial Holy Mass of the Servant of God, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga celebrated at the Resurrection garden, Karen, Nairobi on 6 September 2022. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi/Facebook

Kenya’s First Cardinal Headed to Sainthood Hailed as “a great gift to the Church”

Sep 6, 2022

Kenya’s first Cardinal, the Servant of God, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga, who is being considered for Sainthood, has been hailed as “a great gift to the Church” in the East African country and the world.

Kenya’s Supreme Court Upholds President-elect’s Victory after Call for Calm, Prayers

Sep 5, 2022

Kenya’s Supreme Court has, on Monday, September 5, delivered a verdict upholding the victory of Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto, who was declared winner of the country’s closely contested August 9 presidential election.

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Caritas Internationalis Seeking Partners to Address Bishops’ Drought Appeal for Kenya

Sep 5, 2022

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is calling on people of good will to support the drought appeal that Catholic Bishops in Kenya have made.

A poster announcing the August 31 Book Lauch. Credit: Paulines Publications Africa

“African culture more receptive to gift of Eucharist”: Comboni Missionary in New Book

Sep 4, 2022

An Italian-born member of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ) who has ministered in Kenya since 1989 has, in a new book, expressed appreciation for cultures in Africa, saying that they are “more receptive to the gift of the Eucharist”.

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Vote against UN Attempt to Legalize “safe abortion”: Catholic Activists to African Nations

Sep 3, 2022

Catholic social activists across Africa under their umbrella association, CitizenGo Africa, are calling on nations on the continent to vote against "safe abortion" as fronted in one of the agenda of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). 

Logo Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF). Credit: KCPF

Adhere to Constitution, Rule of Law: Christian Workers to Kenya’s Incoming Government

Aug 30, 2022

Members of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) are calling upon the political leaders elected following Kenya’s general elections to adhere to the country’s constitution and the rule of law.

Faith leaders in Kenya during a press briefing on 29 August 2022. Credit: NCCK

Accept Verdict of Supreme Court on Poll Petition as Justice: Faith Leaders in Kenya

Aug 29, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have urged citizens of the East African country to accept the ruling of the Supreme Court that one the political coalitions in the August 9 general elections, Azimio La Umoja, filed seeking to overturn the Presidential results.

Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde of Kenya's Mombasa Archdiocese. Credit: Mombasa Archdiocese

“Work together to conclude elections”: Kenyan Archbishop to Election Body amid Discord

Aug 29, 2022

The Archbishop of Mombasa Archdiocese in Kenya has challenged members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to bridge their differences and work together to conclude the electioneering period in the East African nation despite the disagreement between them.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe. Credit: ACI Africa

Ahead of Postponed Governor Poll in Kenyan County, Catholic Bishop Advocates for Peace

Aug 26, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya has called upon the people of God under his Pastoral care to maintain peace as the electorate in the Kenyan County prepare to elect their Governor.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Catholic Church in Kenya Urged to Address “entrenched” Tribalism Influencing Elections

Aug 25, 2022

The Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concern that nearly 60 years after independence in Kenya, elections in the East African country are still conducted along tribal lines and geopolitical zones, and that political leaders are not chosen based on merit.

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At Death Anniversary, Catholic Missionary Priest Remembered for Justice Advocacy in Kenya

Aug 24, 2022

On the 22nd anniversary of the murder of Fr. John Anthony Kaiser, Catholic Bishops in Kenya have remembered the American-born member of the Mill Hill Missionary (MHM) for advocating for justice in the East African nation. 

Bishop Michael Odiwa of Kenya's Homabay Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Let’s pray for truth, justice”: Bishop in Kenya after Presidential Petition is Filed

Aug 23, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has invited Kenyans to prayer “for the truth and justice to prevail” after petitions challenging the declaration of the country’s Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto, winner of the Presidential election, was filed in the Supreme Court.

Religious leaders in Kenya during a meeting with opposition leader, Raila Odinga at his Karen home. Credit: Kenya Catholic Media Network/Facebook

Kenya’s Faith Leaders Engage Main Challenger of President-elect ahead of Election Petition

Aug 22, 2022

Representatives of various faith groups in Kenya on Saturday, August 20, met Raila Amolo Odinga, the main challenger of the country’s Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto.

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Young People’s “friendship with mobile phones” Cause for Concern: Kenyan Catholic Nun

Aug 18, 2022

The tendency for young people to be absorbed in social media forums, prioritizing “friendship with mobile phones” is a cause for concern, a Kenyan Catholic Nun has said.

Kenya's President-elect, Dr. William Ruto, greeting the Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Archbishop Martin Kivuva (foreground), representatives of religious leaders in Kenya in the background. Credit: Catholic MPs in Kenya/Facebook

Kenya’s Faith Leaders Engage “key political actors” to Foster “justice, peace, prosperity”

Aug 17, 2022

Faith leaders in Kenya are reaching out to “key political actors” in the East African nation following the declaration of the Presidential election results, which the candidate who was ranked second has rejected. 

Catherine Njore, the founder of Linda Vijana Initiative (LVI), an organization that addresses youth challenges in Kenya. Credit: Catherine Njore

Show Compassion amid “so much emotion”, Kenyan Pro-lifer on Handling Post-election Reality

Aug 17, 2022

Kenyans are dealing with varied emotions as citizens come to terms with results of the general elections, a Kenyan Pro-Life advocate has observed, and underscored the need for the people of God in the East African country to respect each other’s feelings concerning the August 9 polls outcome.

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Catholic Charity Concerned Christians in Some African Countries Practice Faith Underground

Aug 16, 2022

Christians in Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and in many other African countries experiencing religious persecution are being forced to practice their faith in hiding for fear of attacks, Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said.

Religious leaders in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenya’s Faith Leaders Call for Peace amid Tension after Declaration of Presidential Result

Aug 15, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya are calling for peace and calm amid tension in the East African nation following the declaration of the final results of the Presidential election that was conducted on August 9.

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Exercise Patience, Self-control: Church Leaders to Kenyans amid Delayed Poll Results

Aug 14, 2022

Church leaders in Kenya have urged citizens of the East African country to exercise patience and control their emotions amid delayed declaration of the Presidential election results following the August 9 general polls.