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Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong. Credit: Friends of Ngong Diocese

“Now more than ever”, Education Must Instil Readiness to Care for “everything that God created”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop

Mar 26, 2024

There is an urgent need to incorporate the care for all God’s creation in formal education, going beyond the planting of trees, Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong has said.

Pupils in procession during the feast day of St. Mary’s Primary School Ongata Rongai. Credit: St. Mary’s Primary School Ongata Rongai

Children in Need of Safeguarding “now more than ever”: Catholic Bishop in Kenya

May 31, 2023

Children are exposed to multiple challenges, and stand in need of safeguarding “now more than ever” before, the Bishop of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong Diocese has said.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa blesses the Holy Oils during the anticipated Chrism Mass Tuesday 4 April 2023. Credit: Ngong Diocese

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Launches Catechesis Year to Help Christians “deepen their faith”

Apr 6, 2023

The Year of Catechesis that the Catholic Diocese of Ngong in Kenya launched on April 4 is an opportunity for the deepening of Christian faith, the Local Ordinary of the Kenyan Diocese has said.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa blessing the MArian Grotto at Olchekut Supat Apostolic School Narok. Credit: Ngong Diocese

“It is going to wreck our society”: Catholic Bishop on Same-sex Union Advocacy in Kenya

Feb 10, 2023

The advocacy for same-sex unions and gender transition in Kenya is not good for the East African nation, Bishop John Oballa Owaa has said.

Archbishop van Megen, Bishop John Oballa Owaa of the Ngong Diocese alongside 12 members of the Mill Hill Missionary congregation who were ordained Deacons on September 24. Credit: ACI Africa

Fellow Clergy, Confreres, Can Be the Biggest Threat to a Priest: Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya

Sep 26, 2022

A Catholic Priest is most likely to face more opposition, criticism and all manner of threats from his fellow members of Clergy and confreres than from anywhere else, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has said.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa places ashes on a Priest's forehead during Ash Wednesday Mass. Credit: Ngong Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Decries Discrimination, Urges Fostering of “unity in diversity”

Mar 5, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has urged the people of God in the East African country to stop discriminating each other based on their various differences but instead to foster unity in their diversity.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya's Ngong Diocese. Credit: Courtesy

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Faults Politicians’ Recent "retrogressive" Hate Speech Remarks

Jan 12, 2022

The recent cases of hate speech from politicians in Kenya is an issue of concern for a Kenyan Catholic Bishop who has described the talks as “retrogressive” and called for an end to utterances that threaten the peace of the East African nation.

Logo of Orione Community Training Centre for rehabilitation. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Chilean Doctors Establish Intervention Program at Catholic Special Needs School in Kenya

Nov 29, 2021

Many children who are brought to Orione Community Training Centre for rehabilitation come in when it is “a little bit too late”, professionals at the Catholic institution in Kenya’s Ngong Diocese have said, underscoring the need for early intervention programs among children living with disability.

People with disabilities at the launch of the disability awareness handbook. Credit ACI Africa

Catholic Education Facility in Kenya Launches Manual to Foster Disability Awareness

Sep 26, 2021

A Catholic education facility in Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has launched a handbook aimed at fostering awareness about people living with disabilities in view of addressing cases of “unequal and discriminatory treatment” amid COVID-19 challenges.

Late Fr. Dominic Waweru Kariuki. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Bishop Eulogizes Priest for Manifesting “compassionate heart of the Good Samaritan”

Jul 28, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has paid glowing tribute to his Priest who was laid to rest Tuesday, July 27, saying he manifested a “compassionate heart” that can be compared with that of the Good Samaritan in St. Luke’s Gospel.

Image of the banner announcing the year of St. Joseph in Kenya's  Diocese of Ngong / Fr. Boniface Mukwe/ Catholic Diocese of Ngong

Kenya’s Ngong Diocese Offering Monthly Reflections on St. Joseph in Year-long Celebration

Jan 31, 2021

As part of their program to celebrate the year of St. Joseph, which Pope Francis proclaimed 8 December 2020, Catholics in Kenya’s Diocese of Ngong are expected to participate in monthly reflections on the patron Saint of the Universal Church. 

Kenyan Dioceses Commence Countrywide Training to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Nov 7, 2020

Dioceses in Kenya have embarked on a series of trainings for pastoral agents to address the rising incidences of Gender-based Violence (GBV) in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

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”.

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Kenya’s Rank in 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index “lamentable”: Bishop

Jan 29, 2020

Three months after Bishops in Kenya launched a nationwide six-months anti-corruption campaign, an initiative described as a big stride by faith-based leaders in fighting against corruption in their country, a Bishop in the East African nation has termed as “lamentable” the recent results by Transparency International (TI) ranking Kenya below the global average.