KENYA: Bishops Express Solidarity with Victims of Natural Disasters and Pandemic

NAIROBI, MAY 26, 2020 (CISA)-The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has expressed solidarity with families, institutions and businesses affected by natural disasters and coronavirus pandemic in the country.

“We are aware of the anxiety and uncertainty that this pandemic and other natural disasters like floods, outbreak of cholera, locusts and mudslides, are causing to the families and especially the most vulnerable persons,” reads a message  of hope and encouragement read by Bishop Dominic Kimengich on May 24 after a televised Mass at the Holy Family Minor Basilica,Nairobi.

While applauding individuals, churches and Religious Organisations for supporting those left vulnerable by the pandemic, the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret assured the church’s support in addressing the pandemic and natural disasters.

The message comes at a time when the number of corona virus positive cases has surpassed 1,000.

“It is therefore, more and more evident that we all need to join hands and fight this pandemic by strictly observing the guidelines that the ministry of Health has put in place,” the bishop said calling on everyone to keep reminding family members to adhere to the set guidelines.

“The health care workers in all hospitals and at all levels have done us proud; may God continue blessing you,” the bishop who is also the Chairman, Canon Law National Office said.

He acknowledged parents and caregivers who are guiding and taking care of children who continue being at home even as the government continues consulting stakeholders in education on reopening of schools.

“And for those who are pushing to introduce Comprehensive Sexual Education in our Schools, we categorically say NO,” he stressed.