Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Priest suspended: rap music is not allowed in preaching

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Rap music is not allowed to be used as a way of delivering sermons. Doing so led to a Kenyan priest being suspended. The priest – Father Ogalo – who says he was using rap music to deliver his sermons to “bring the youth closer to the church,” has landed him in hot water with Read more

Children with HIV and AIDS need help

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Children with HIV and AIDS need better treatment like easier to swallow drugs say the World Council of Churches and many of Kenya’s faith leaders. They are challenging pharmaceutical companies to step up and help. The situation for very sick children in Kenya is bad, the church and faith leaders say. They estimate 26,000 children Read more

School prayers banned with Catholic Church support

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

School prayers are banned in Kenya. The Catholic Church supports Kenyan Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i’s ban on school prayer days in the third term. The ban is because of cheating in exams. Nyeri Archbishop Peter Kairu said schools do not need to hold such days: God  answers individual prayers. “The love for money has Read more

In Kenya, Francis admits corruption in the Vatican

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Pope Francis has advised Kenyan young people to resist the temptations of corruption which affects all aspects of life, and is present in the Vatican. Francis said corruption is not only present in politics but almost everywhere, including the institution he leads. “Even in the Vatican there are cases of corruption,” he said. Francis’s comments Read more

At start of African visit, Pope names what feeds terrorism

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Starting his three-nation African visit on Wednesday, Pope Francis said violence and terrorism feed on “despair” which comes from poverty and frustration. Speaking in Nairobi, Kenya, the Pope said fear and mistrust spring from the same source. He also re-iterated his view that the protection of the environment needs to take place alongside building a Read more

Priest gets death sentence for murdering his bishop

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

A Kenyan Catholic priest has been sentenced to death for the murder of his bishop. Fr Guyo Wago Malley and four other men were sentenced over the murder of Bishop Luigi Locati of Isiolo in 2005. The execution was stayed last week to give the men an opportunity to file an appeal within 14 days. Read more

Kenyan nurse gets death sentence after botched abortion

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A male nurse in Kenya has been sentenced to death after a botched abortion ended the lives of a woman and her unborn child. Clinic owner and nurse Jackson Namunya Tali testified that Christine Atieno had asked for his help after a botched abortion. She died in his vehicle as he drove her to another Read more

Christian leaders pan Kenya’s new polygamy law

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Christian leaders fear a new marriage law in Kenya allowing polygamy will tear families apart. President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the polygamy measure into law on April 29, formally recognising what has long been a cultural practice in the nation. The new law allows a man to take a new wife without informing his existing wife. Read more

Pseudo-Catholic group promotes condoms to Kenyans

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

A campaign by a pseudo-Catholic group from the United States to promote condoms to Kenyans has been condemned by the country’s Catholic bishops. The group called Catholics for Choice says its billboard and newspaper advertising campaign gives “an authentically Catholic message”. The “Good Catholics Use Condoms” advertisements show a smiling couple with the wording: “We Read more

Good news – the Catholic Church in Africa

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Allen Ottaro, 28, lives in Nairobi, Kenya. A parishioner at St. Paul’s Catholic University Chapel in the Archdiocese of Nairobi, he studied Environmental Planning and Management at Kenyatta University. Mr. Ottaro is the national coordinator of MAGiS Kenya, an Ignatian young adult ministry, and has worked with the African Jesuit AIDS Network. He is also a cofounder Read more