Members of the Dialogue Reference Group (DRG) in Kenya.

COVID-19 Funds: Kenya’s Religious Leaders Say “uncontrolled corruption witnessed immoral”

Aug 26, 2020

Religious leaders in Kenya have condemned the reported misappropriation of COVID-19 funds describing the practice as “the madness of uncontrolled corruption” and “immoral.”

Fr. John Anthony Kaiser / Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) of Kenya

“Where is justice?”: Kenyan Bishop at Anniversary of Assassinated American Cleric

Aug 24, 2020

Two decades after the reported assassination of the U.S.-born Mill Hill Missionary, Fr. John Anthony Kaiser, a Kenyan Bishop has decried the failure on the part of relevant authorities to account for the death of the Cleric who was vocal about injustices and fought for the rights of the marginalized in society.

Some Pro-life members at a previous March in Kenya's capital Nairobi.

Pro-Life Groups in Kenya Renew Commitment against Proposed Reproductive Health Care Bill

Aug 18, 2020

Some 26 pro-life groups in Kenya have, in a collective statement, renewed their opposition to the Reproductive Health Care Bill (2019) that is currently in the Senate.

Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe cuts the tape at Kiriaini Mission Hospital, marking the opening of its new ultramodern outpatient wing. Looking on is Bishop James Maria Wainaina.

Government of Kenya Recognizes Catholic Church’s “care, love, support” Through Healthcare

Jul 17, 2020

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Health has acknowledged with appreciation the “care, love and support offered everyday” by the Catholic Church through healthcare programs in the hundreds of health facilities, which Church leaders have established in the Dioceses across the country.

KCCB Chairman, Archbishop Philip Anyolo presiding over a televised Mass at the Holy Family Minor Basilica in Nairobi. / Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

Reopening Kenya “dependent on taking personal, social responsibility seriously”: Bishops

Jul 13, 2020

After Kenya’s Government announced the “conditional” and partial easing of COVID-19 restrictions last week, Catholic Bishops in the  East African nation have called on the people of God in the East African nation to take “personal and social responsibility seriously” if the country has to reopen.

Bishop Paul Njiru Kariuki, the Chairman of KCCB's Commission for Education and Religious Education.

“Dear learners, continue studying at home”: Kenyan Bishop on Extended School Closure

Jul 8, 2020

The Bishop overseeing the Commission for Education of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has encouraged students to continue undertaking educational and creative activities at home following the announcement that schools in the East African country will remain closed until January 2021 at the earliest due to COVID-19.

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the Nation on the new COVID-19 guidelines at Harambee House, Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyan President Excludes Sunday Schools, Madrassas in Phased Reopening of Public Worship

Jul 6, 2020

Children attending Sunday School and those who go for Madrassas in Mosques are among the groups of congregants who will not be allowed to attend public worship in a new set of directives given by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta who announced the resumption of public worship in the East African country.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba presiding over a televised Mass at Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi on Sunday, June 5. / Kenya Broadcasting Corporation/ Twitter

In Campaign Against Reproductive Healthcare Bill, Bishops in Kenya want Christians Engaged

Jul 6, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in their ongoing campaign against the Reproductive Health Care Bill 2019, reached out to “Christians and people of goodwill” in the East African nation, urging them to get engaged in the campaign as a manifestation of their religious and cultural identity “as Kenyans.”

Bishop John Oballa Owaa, Chairman of KCCB's Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC).

Persistent Insecurity in Two Kenyan Dioceses “unfortunate, regrettable”: Bishops

Jul 3, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement, said they are “deeply concerned” about persistent violent conflicts in two areas covered by the dioceses of Ngong and Marsabit “due to ethnic, clan hatred, competition over resources and leadership wrangles” and described the situation as “barbaric, unfortunate, saddening and regrettable”.

Holy Family Basilica Nairobi, Kenya.

Bishops in Kenya Propose Small Christian Community Masses in New COVID-19 Guidelines

Jul 2, 2020

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), an umbrella body of all Catholic Prelates in Kenya is proposing the celebration of Holy Mass within rural-based Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in a set of guidelines the Bishops have developed for re-opening of churches in the Eastern African country.

Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando, Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies at Daystar University in Kenya. / Sisters of Mary of Kakamega (SMK).

Meet Widely Published Kenyan Nun Seeking to Breathe Life in University Research

Jun 30, 2020

Sr. Agnes Lucy Lando understands what ails research in universities from her 14 years of teaching at Kenyan tertiary institutions and eventually becoming a professor.

Bishop Anthony Ireri Mukobo during televised Mass at Holy Family Minor Basilica Nairobi on Sunday, June 28.

Amid COVID-19, “duty, obligation to worship God remains indispensable”: Bishops in Kenya

Jun 29, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have reminded the people of God in the East African nation about their “duty and obligation” to continue worshipping God despite COVID-19 restrictions and urged families to turn their respective homes into a “domestic church.”

Some activists protest against abortion in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

Why Bishops in Kenya are Contesting Reproductive Healthcare Bill in Parliament

Jun 25, 2020

Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective letter addressed to “Catholic Members of Parliament (MPs) and all Legislators of good-will”, explained why they are opposed to the Reproductive Healthcare Bill 2019.

Bishop Joseph Mbatia during a televised Mass at Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi, Kenya. / Kenya Broadcasting Corporation/ Twitter

Bishops in Kenya “totally opposed” to Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Abortion Bill

Jun 22, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have expressed their strong opposition to alleged attempts to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools aimed at controlling teenage pregnancies in the East African nation. They have also objected to the abortion bill before Kenya’s Senate.

Logo Media Council of Kenya (MCK).

“We commit to put the funds (to) proper use”: Kenya’s Catholic Media Leadership to Gov’t

Jun 21, 2020

The financial subsidy from Kenya’s Government toward community-based media outlets to enhance their COVID-19 awareness programs at the grassroots has been received with happiness and appreciation by those at the helm of the Catholic media. They have pledged to put to good use the resources received from the Government through the Media Council of Kenya (MCK).

Bishop Virgilio Pante during Mass at Holy Family Basilica Nairobi, Kenya on Corpus Christi Sundy 2020.

COVID-19 “impact on vulnerable populations” a Concern for Bishops in Kenya

Jun 14, 2020

The effects of COVID-19 restrictions on “vulnerable populations” including displaced persons and “those on the move” is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops in Kenya who are appealing to various stakeholders including Government to intervene “urgently”.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri Archdiocese to appointed head of the newly constituted Inter-faith Council with the mandate to guide the resumption of public worship in Kenya.

Catholic Prelate to Head Kenya’s Interfaith Council to Guide Resumption of Public Worship

Jun 12, 2020

The newly constituted Inter-faith Council with the mandate to guide the resumption of public worship in Kenya will be headed by Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese, the Kenyan government announced in a Gazette notice Friday, June 12.

Members of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) of Kenya's Malindi Diocese preparing to distribute food items and liquid handwashing soap to vulnerable families. / Catholic Diocese of Malindi/CJPC

Inside Kenya’s "young" Diocese with Enviable COVID-19 Intervention Strategies

Jun 11, 2020

The story of Malindi Diocese located on the brink of the Indian Ocean at the Kenyan coastal county of Kilifi is a story of resilience, much as it is an inspiration to the other 25 dioceses grappling with COVID-19 pandemic in the East African country.

Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua during Mass at Holy Family Basilica Nairobi, Kenya on Holy Trinity Sunday 2020.

Don’t “take pandemic as an opportunity to deviate from family values”: Bishops in Kenya

Jun 10, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya are cautioning the people of God in the East African nation against the temptation to disregard values cultivated in families such as love and forgiveness amid COVID-19 challenges ranging from job loses, reduced income, and restrictions to movement among others.

Fr. Columban Odhiambo, the administrator of St. Mary’s Mumias Mission Hospital, Catholic Diocese of Kakamega.

What One Catholic Mission Hospital in Kenya is Doing to Weather COVID-19 Storm

Jun 5, 2020

The management of St. Mary’s Mumias Mission Hospital, one of the health facilities of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, last week sent home 40 employees in one of the toughest decisions the hospital has been forced to make as COVID-19 continues to plunge the world in deep uncertainty.