Catholic Church in Kenya

Pope Francis delivering a video message. Credit: ANSA

Pope Francis Lauds Nairobi Congress on Theology as “a sign of an outgoing African Church”

Jul 19, 2022

Pope Francis has expressed his delight about the ongoing second biannual Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society, and Pastoral Life, which members of the Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network (PACTPAN) organized in Nairobi, Kenya.

Venerable Servant of God Maria Carola Cecchin to be beatified on November 5 in Kenya's Meru Diocese. Credit: Meru Diocese

Beatification of Italian Nun Who Served in Kenya Will “spur growth of vocations”: Priest

Jul 19, 2022

The planned beatification of an Italian-born Catholic Nun described as “the venerable who gave her life in Kenya” due to her dedicated service in Kenya’s Meru Diocese for two decades is expected to “spur growth of vocations”, a member of the Clergy of the Kenyan Catholic Diocese involved in the preparations for the beatification has told ACI Africa.

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

End “tribal animosity, violence that comes with every election”: Catholic Bishops in Kenya

Jul 18, 2022

Catholic Bishops have urged Kenyans to avoid tribal clashes that have previously characterized the country’s electioneering period, and instead embrace “cultural diversity”. 

Isacko Jirma Molu, the Executive Director of Caritas Marsabit (CM). Credit: ACI Africa

Pastoralists in Kenyan Diocese Have "absolutely nothing" as Drought Intensifies: Official

Jul 13, 2022

Pastoralists in the Catholic Diocese of Marsabit in Kenya have been left with “absolutely nothing” as starvation in the Kenyan region intensifies due to severe drought, the Executive Director of Caritas Marsabit (CM) has told ACI Africa in an interview. 

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

Be Law Abiding ahead of Elections, Transitions: Bishops in Kenya to Civil Servants

Jul 13, 2022

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have called upon civil servants in the East African nation to abide by the law and remain faithful in their service to citizens ahead of the general elections on August 9 elections and expected changes in political leadership of the country.

Cohort of 1991-1994 at Bahati Formation House. Credit: Sr. Esther Muturi, LSOSF/Nairobi

Let’s Pray for “vocations to reach more people”: Catholic Nun at Kenyan Novitiate Jubilee

Jul 10, 2022

On the occasion of the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Bahati Novitiate of the Little Sisters of St. Francis (LSOSF) in Nakuru Diocese in Kenya, a Regional Superior of the Congregation appealed for prayers for more vocations to Religious Life to aid in evangelization.

The religious leaders speaking at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Kenya Muslim Youth Alliance

Religious Leaders Urge Kenya’s President “to balance” His Support of Political Candidates

Jul 9, 2022

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya have called on the country’s President “to balance” his support of the choice of candidates vying for political seats in the general elections scheduled to take place August 9.

Dr. Susan Gitau, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Elewa Ulevi Consultancy, a firm in matters pertaining to Alcohol and Substance abuse and other addictions in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy photo

Girls Abusing Drugs More Than Boys, Consulting Firm to Kenyan Catholic Schools Principals

Jul 7, 2022

While it has been believed that drug abuse is a challenge for boys, a consulting firm in Kenya has told participants in the just concluded seventh edition of the conference of Catholic Schools’ Principals Association (CaSPA) in Kenya that girls are now abusing drugs more than their male counterparts.   

Participants at the seventh edition of Kenya’s Catholic Schools’ Principals Association (CaSPA) conference in Nairobi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Principals of Catholic Schools in Kenya Urged to Ensure “a distinctive Catholic identity”

Jul 6, 2022

Principals of Catholic Schools in Kenya have been urged to ensure “a distinctive Catholic identify” in their respective institutions of learning.

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

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Say “courts should prepare” to Handle Election Disputes

Jul 5, 2022

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have urged officials of Kenyan judiciary to “prepare themselves” to handle poll-related disputes ahead of the August 9 general elections.

The Catholic Church in Kenya, through Bishop James Maria Wainaina (left) says Roots Party Presidential candidate George Wajackoyah (right) is not fit to lead the country. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Political Party’s Proposal to Legalize Bhang, Prostitution in Kenya “unthinkable”: Bishop

Jul 4, 2022

The proposal to legalize marijuana and prostitution in Kenya that is part of the manifesto of the Roots Party of Kenya is retrogressive, “very unfortunate”, and “unthinkable”, a Catholic Bishop in the East African nation has said.

Deborah Nyambach, one of the young mothers who has benefited from the trainings by the Nairobi Central Zone Self Help Group initiative. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Entity in Kenya Transforming Lives of Young Mothers in “parenthood” Initiative

Jul 3, 2022

Young mothers in the Archdiocese of Nairobi in Kenya are benefiting from a life skills program spearheaded by members of the Nairobi Central Zone Self Help Group, a Catholic entity “regulated” by Caritas Nairobi.

Bishop Dominic Kimengich (left) of Eldoret Diocese and Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa (right) of the Catholic Diocese of Kisii. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Be Wary of Political Candidates Offering Bribes for Votes: Catholic Bishops in Kenya

Jun 29, 2022

Two Catholic Bishops in Kenya have urged the electorate in the East African country to be cautious about political candidates offering bribes for votes.

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

Christian Professionals in Kenya Say U.S. Pro-life Ruling “major boost” in Life Protection

Jun 28, 2022

Members of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) have said that the pro-life ruling in the United States (U.S.) when the country’s Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade (1973), is set to improve efforts towards the protection of human life. 

A poster announcing the Catholic Bishops' Sunday message initiative of members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Political Candidates in Kenya “should” Be Specific on How to Lower Cost of Living: Bishops

Jun 27, 2022

Those seeking to be elected on August 9 in Kenya “should” be specific about their respective plans to address the high cost of living in the country without passing the buck to their political opponents “or blaming external factors”, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have said.

Sr. Rosemary Mueni Mwaiwa, the Regional Superior of daughters of St. Paul. Credit: ACI Africa

Prioritize Education in “Christian faith” in Fostering Religious Vocations: Kenyan Nun

Jun 25, 2022

There is need to prioritize education in faith in the person of Jesus Christ when engaging in promoting vocations to Religious Life, a Kenyan Catholic Nun has said.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“God is concerned about what goes on in your womb”: Catholic Archbishop in Kenya

Jun 24, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has cautioned the people of God in the East African nation against abortion, saying God is interested in the life of the unborn children.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kneya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Explain to Family “implications” of Consecrated Life: Kenyan Bishop to Nuns at Profession

Jun 22, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Kakamega Diocese in Kenya has urged those in Consecrated Life to explain to their respective family members “the implications and the consequences” of the life they have chosen to live.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Path of Holiness Entails Discovering “place of Word of God, Eucharist”: Kenyan Archbishop

Jun 21, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop has called on Kenyans to find a place for the Word of God and the Eucharist in their families if they are to be on the “path of holiness”. 

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

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Caution against “careless voting”, Advocate for Servant Leaders

Jun 20, 2022

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) are calling on the electorate in Kenya to examine political candidates on the basis of their “vision” for service if they are not to engage in “careless voting”.