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St Mary's Catholic Church Mukuru kwa Njenga after demolition. Credit: Fr. John Munjuri

Demolition of Utilities, Catholic Church in Kenyan Slum “heartbreaking”: Parish Priest

The demolition of public utilities of a slum in Kenya including a section of St. Mary’s Mukuru kwa Njenga church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi earlier this week “is heartbreaking,” the Priest in-charge of the Parish in the East of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has bemoaned. 

Kenyan-born Spiritan Fr. John Munjuri, Parish Priest of St. Mary's Mukuru Parish, Archdiocese of Nairobi, who has facilitated a feeding program on Fridays under the auspices of St. Vincent de Paul Group / St. Mary's Mukuru Parish, Nairobi Archdiocese

Oldest Missionary Congregation in Kenya Igniting Hope Among Poor Slum Dwellers

The marram road that leads to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Mukuru Kwa Njenga, a sprawling informal settlement located on the fringes of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya is lined with tiny single-roomed corrugated iron shacks that provide home to thousands of slum dwellers in one of the most deprived areas of the East African country.

Image showing an open sewer running behind numerous corrugated houses at Mukuru kwa Njenga in Nairobi, Kenya. / courtesy

Slum Dwellers at a Nairobi Parish Living One Day at a Time amid COVID-19 Measures

It is past noon on Tuesday, March 31 but Jane Mutiso, who has been ailing for the past six years is still lying in bed in a dark single-roomed hut that is made of corrugated iron sheets in Mukuru kwa Njenga, an expansive informal settlement on the fringes of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. Located East of the central business district, the area is served by St. Mary’s Parish under the pastoral care of the Holy Ghost Fathers, also known as the Spiritans.