Loading
Kenyan bishops mourn deaths of two MPs
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Catholic bishops joined other Kenyans in mourning the deaths of two cabinet members who, along with a security officer and a pilot, died when their light aircraft crashed in southwest Kenya on Tuesday afternoon.

Roads Minister Kipkalya Kones and Assistant Minister in the Office of the Vice President Lorna Laboso were killed en route to Kericho to oversee an election in Konoin Constituency on Wednesday. The Catholic Information Service for Africa reports that the constituency’s former Minister of Parliament was shot and killed earlier this year.

“We send our sincerest condolences to their families, their constituents, their colleagues and the Government of the Republic of Kenya”, the bishops said in a media statement signed by John Cardinal Njue, the Chairman of the Kenya Episcopal Conference.

“We are praying for the souls of the deceased and all those who have been left behind.

“As Kenya continues to nurture the path of peace and reconciliation, let’s take comfort in each other and remember that in times of sorrow and joy we remain a family," the bishops said.

Both officials were also Ministers of Parliament and members of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), which joined the Party of National Unity to form a governing coalition. Two other Kenyan MPs, also members of the ODM, have died since the nation’s controversial December 27 election.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Pope Francis in the Philippines: Manila Welcomes the Pope
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Highlights
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Interview with Cardinal Ranjith
Pope Francis in SriLanka: Inter-religious Faith Meeting
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Jan
27

Liturgical Calendar

January 27, 2015

Tuesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mk 3:22-30

Gospel
Date
01/26/15
01/25/15
01/24/15

Daily Readings


Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
01/26/15

Homily of the Day

Mk 3:22-30

Homily
Date
01/26/15
01/25/15
01/24/15