KENYA: Bishop Oballa Expresses Solidarity with Victims of Flooding in Narok

NAROK, MAY 15, 2020 (CISA)-As floods continue to cause destruction in different parts of the country amid the coronavirus threat, Bishop John Oballa Owaa of the Catholic diocese of Ngong’ has expressed solidarity with the victims of flooding in the diocese.

“We have come to show our solidarity and love through our donation to the affected families. Most of all we have come to give you hope. God has given you life, he has saved you from death. Have hope that God will always be there to support you with his caring love,” he said May 7 at Emarti in Narok County while officiating donations  to victims of flooding after Mara River broke its banks.

The bishop urged Kenyans to pray for an end to the calamities that have befallen the country and to adhere to government directives in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I beseech you to pray that the calamities that have befallen the country; the locust invasion, floods and the Covid-19 may end,” he said.

The Catholic diocese of Ngong’ distributed foodstuff, clothing and other basic needs to the affected, an exercise that was supported by Christians and well-wishers within the diocese.

On May 5 the Bishop Oballa and the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers visited slum residents of Kajiado County and distributed foodstuff to the affected families, most of them casual laborers who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19.