Amid political crisis, Kenyan bishops plan national dialogue forum
Kenyan Catholic bishops have announced plans to convene a national dialogue forum in the face of a political crisis, which they say has left the country’s ordinary people on the brink of despair.
The bishops said the forum would assemble all sectors to set an agenda for honest discussions and resolutions on the way forward for the country. Urgent matters to be addressed include difficulties of the elections and reforms, national healing and reconciliation, good governance challenges, transparency, poverty, employment, economic inequality conflict resolution and injustices, among other issues.
“This is the forum we believe will offer an opportunity to all Kenyans, especially the key political players, to engage constructively in a bid to chart the way forward for Kenya,” said Bishop Philip Anyolo, chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, in a statement on Thursday 9th November.
The bishops met in Nakuru ahead of the burial of Eldoret Bishop Cornelius Arap Korir, who died suddenly on Monday 30th October. Bishop Korir is to be buried in a small chapel inside Sacred Heart Cathedral in Eldoret on Saturday 11th November.
Picture: A protester shouts in front of a burning barricade on 30th October in a slum area of Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan Catholic bishops have announced plans to convene a national dialogue forum in the face of a political crisis, which they say has left the country’s ordinary people on the brink of despair. (CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters).Tags: Bishop Anyolo, Bishop Philip Anyolo, dialogue, Kenya, national dialogue, political crisis