Water shortages lead to tribal battle in Kenya

Tribal clashes over the shortage of water in Eastern Kenya’s Coast Province have left 111 people dead, church leaders report. On 11 Sept 2012 the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya (EAK) denounced the government’s failure to intervene in clashes between Pokomo farmers and Orma nomads in the […]

Archbishop denounces govt AIDS sterilization programme

Church leaders in Kenya have denounced a government health programme to sterilize women with HIV/AIDS. In a statement released last week through the Kenya Network for Religious Leaders living with or affected by HIV and AIDS (KENERELA), the former primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi said it was a “pity” that […]

Murder and death threats rock Kenyan diocese

A bishop’s call to investigate the murder of one of his priests has led to anonymous death threats and a campaign of silent intimidation, Bishop Beniah Salala of Mumias in Western Kenya reports. On 14 April 2012 the body of the Rev. Benson Nandwa Makokha of Shibale was found in his vicarage.  The priest had […]

Archbishop closes Kenya’s pulpits to politicians

The Primate of Kenya, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala has asked the country’s Anglican clergy to eschew partisan politics in the run up to the country’s General Elections and close their pulpits to politics. Speaking at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi on 20 May 2012, Archbishop Wabukala said the Anglican Church of Kenya will “remain non-partisan.” “Politicians […]

Bishop’s murder politically motivated

Bishop Alexander Muge of Eldoret was murdered on orders of the government of President Daniel Arap Moi, a former member of Kenya’s Directorate of State Intelligence – the Special Branch – told the country’s Truth Justice & Reconciliation Commission this week. On 5 March 2012, Former Special Branch Inspector James Lando Khwatenge testified that the […]

Kenyan church call for tax cuts

Tax cuts, prayer, and efficient government were among the chief topics of the Anglican Church of Kenya’s provincial synod last month. Meeting at the All Saints’ Cathedral Trinity Centre on 30 Sept 2011, the synod released a pastoral letter under the signature of the Archbishop of Kenya Dr. Eliud Wabukala that touched upon a series […]