Kenya: How Coronavirus Lockdown Affects Slum dwellers
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Kenya: How Coronavirus Lockdown Affects Slum dwellers

Jane suffers from arthritis that has affected her legs, hands and back, leaving her bedridden and unable to fend for her family. It is her teenage daughter who became the family’s breadwinner, dropping out of school at a tender age and taking any odd job that would come her way to buy food for her…

COVID-19 Kenya: Bishops Denounce Police Brutality
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COVID-19 Kenya: Bishops Denounce Police Brutality

The brutality meted out on a section of Kenyans by police officers in their bid to enforce the dawn-to-dusk curfew put in place by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19 has caught the attention of Catholic Bishops who, while condemning the Friday, March 27 episodes, have called on security officers to act with a human…

Kenya: COVID-19 Infected Kenyan Priest Defies Self-Quarantine
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Kenya: COVID-19 Infected Kenyan Priest Defies Self-Quarantine

Fr. Richard Oduor, a member of Saint Patrick’s Society (SPS), was taken to hospital Friday, March 20 “after some fever and vomiting” and the report of his having tested positive for the new coronavirus make public on Sunday, March 22, his confreres have stated in a collective message. He had landed back at Kenya’s Jomo…

Kenya: COVID-19 Pandemic’s likely Impact on Informal Sector
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Kenya: COVID-19 Pandemic’s likely Impact on Informal Sector

Kenya’s National Emergency Response Committee has announced far going lock down. The effects on the country’s huge informal sector, which provides a livelihood to the large majority of its citizens, will be enormous. The informal sector is typically viewed as a stopgap measure where people subsist while they wait for jobs in the formal sector….

Apostles of Jesus: Congregation Emerges from Suspension by Vatican
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Apostles of Jesus: Congregation Emerges from Suspension by Vatican

AJ, the first religious missionary congregation to be founded in Africa, had its activities suspended by the Vatican, through a decree issued by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life dated June 21, 2018, placing the society under a Pontifical Commission of inquiry. The Vatican-based Dicastery, which took over all duties…

Come Back To Me: A Lenten Reflection
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Come Back To Me: A Lenten Reflection

COME BACK TO ME  “Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from…

Kisumu, Kenya: Uzima Catholic Medical School Forced to Close
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Kisumu, Kenya: Uzima Catholic Medical School Forced to Close

Following the multi-agency inspection, the management of the Catholic institution was given six months to close and distribute the continuing students to the other medical schools, after the third joint inspection of medical and dental schools, and teaching hospitals found the institution to be only 49 percent compliant. The March 2-6 inspection focused on governance…

Religious Orders, NGO’s told to Find Alternative Ways of Mobilizing Resources for Sustainability
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Religious Orders, NGO’s told to Find Alternative Ways of Mobilizing Resources for Sustainability

Sr. Mutiso underscored the importance of resource mobilization skills for any leader saying, “like now we have this donor fatigue, organizations have to learn alternative ways of mobilizing resources for sustainability.” “We hope that by the end of the workshop they will have mastered these skills and also know how to write winning proposals,” the Kenyan-born…

Kenya: Addressing the Pastoral Dichotomy between Faith and Life
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Kenya: Addressing the Pastoral Dichotomy between Faith and Life

At a conference organized to deliberate on the challenges and opportunities of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II “Ecclesia in Africa” after 25 years of its publication, a Kenyan Bishop acknowledged the “revolutionary” nature of the document but noted the exhortation’s threefold limitations. “25 years later after the issuance of the Apostolic Exhortation ‘Ecclesia…

Kenya: How can you Forgive when your Tormentor does not Confess?
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Kenya: How can you Forgive when your Tormentor does not Confess?

The passing of retired President Daniel arap Moi temporarily halted the discussion on BBI (Building Bridges Initiative) but opened up another raging debate on how Kenya has dealt with its past and what the next generation can expect to be taught in history class. While the media heaped praise on Mr Moi those detained under…

Kenya: Black Gold – A BLessing or a Curse?
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Kenya: Black Gold – A BLessing or a Curse?

This video explores the issue of the recent discovery of oil in Kenya, and who gets to benefit from the oil. It accompanies Trócaire’s Post-Primary & Youth Lent resources for 2020.

Kenya Human Rights: Will the Truth about Fr John Kaiser MHM’s Brutal Killing Finally Come to Light?
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Kenya Human Rights: Will the Truth about Fr John Kaiser MHM’s Brutal Killing Finally Come to Light?

The victims of Moi and the KANU regime have never been given justice. These include those who were assassinated, murdered, tortured, detained without trial, exiled, and those whose lives were destroyed. Neither Moi, not his regime, ever faced justice or paid for these crimes. Only a credible truth commission and effective prosecutions can bring justice…