KENYA: Apostolic Nuncio Presents Credentials to President Kenyatta

NAIROBI, JUNE 14, 2019 (CISA)-Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen, the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan has presented his credentials to the Government of Kenya for approval before commencement of his mission in the country.

The cleric was among eight envoys who presented their documents to President Kenyatta on Wednesday, June 12 at a ceremony held at State House, Nairobi.

In his message to President Kenyatta, the Apostolic Nuncio assured that the Catholic Church will stand with Kenya in efforts to end corruption and economic related crimes as well as the commitment to genuine dialogues between faiths.

“It is only through dialogue, fair distribution of wealth, and a just and transparent society based on the respect of the dignity of every man and woman, that lasting peace can be achieved,” he said.

Other ambassadors who presented their credentials were: Alex Chua of the Republic of the Philippines, Jesús Agustín Manzanilla Puppo of Venezuela, Fionnuala Quinlan of Ireland, Ali Halabi of Lebanon, Zurab Dvalishvili of Georgia, Dr. Alejandro Garofali Acosta of Uruguay, and High Commissioner Angella Comfort of Jamaica.

President Kenyatta while welcoming the new envoys, called for their collaboration and said he would work closely with them to boost relations between Kenya and their respective countries.

“Welcome to Kenya and feel at home. I look forward to working with you to strengthen the cooperation and bilateral relations for the benefit of the people of our countries,” he said.