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Kenyan bishop: Poor could be exploited in COVID vaccine trials

May 14, 2020

A Kenyan bishop said testing potential coronavirus vaccines on his countrymen could disrespect human dignity, and amount to a breach... Read more

Sr. Rose Catherine Wakibiru, administrator of Limuru Cheshire Home in Nairobi. Courtesy photo.

This Kenyan nun runs a program for girls with disabilities

May 3, 2020

At a one-room house outside Nairobi, a 23-year-old girl with disabilities claps her hands and throws herself at Sr. Rose... Read more

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge's mother, Janet Rotich (C) watches a television broadcast on October 12, 2019, with relatives at her home in Kapsisisywa.

Marathon man: The Catholic faith, and family, of Eliud Kipchoge

Oct 13, 2019

On Saturday, Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge broke a finishing tape, and a barrier long-thought to be completely unbreakable. Kipchoge became... Read more

Kenyan court rules that rape victims have right to abortion

Jun 15, 2019

Kenya's High Court ruled Wednesday that rape victims whose pregnancy threatens their life or health have a right to procure... Read more

Brother Peter Tabichi, a mathematics and physics teacher at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village, won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.

Franciscan friar from Kenya wins $1m Global Teacher Prize

Mar 25, 2019

Brother Peter Tabichi, OFM, who teaches science in Kenya, was recognized with the 2019 Global Teacher Prize.  Read more

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Kenya bans Marie Stopes from performing, advertising abortions

Nov 19, 2018

Kenyan authorities have banned the international abortion group Marie Stopes from offering any form of abortions in the country. This... Read more

Kenyan bishops at a meeting with Pope Francis in Nairobi, Nov. 26, 2015.

Respect freedom of speech, Kenyan bishops say after media restrictions

Feb 14, 2018

Kenya’s government has shut down several TV stations after the leader of an opposition political party declared himself the “people's... Read more

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses government authorities in Nairobi, Nov. 25, 2015.

Kenyan bishops decry post-election violence

Aug 19, 2017

With violent protests and several deaths in the wake of Kenya's Aug. 8 presidential election, the nation's bishops have lamented... Read more

Bishops attending a meeting of religious and clerics with Pope Francis at St. Mary's School in Nairobi, Nov. 26, 2015.

Vote wisely, seek peace, bishops say ahead of Kenya's elections

Aug 4, 2017

With Kenya’s elections fast approaching, the country’s Catholic bishops are asking voters to choose wisely and encouraging all Kenyans to... Read more

Bishops attending a meeting of religious and clerics with Pope Francis at St. Mary's School in Nairobi, Nov. 26, 2015.

Don't let politicians drive you crazy, Kenya's bishops advise

Nov 18, 2016

Ahead of Kenya’s 2017 elections, the country’s Catholic bishops warned about the potential for inflammatory language and politician-driven ethnic tensions... Read more

Six dead after al-Qaeda ally attacks Christians in Kenya border town

Oct 6, 2016

A deadly attack on Christians in northeast Kenya was intended to drive them out of the region, a radio station... Read more

Staff and volunteers with a client at a Catholic Relief Services early childhood development center in Nairobi, Kenya.

CRS and Special Olympics team up to help Kenya's forgotten children

Aug 2, 2016

In 2013, Leia Isanhart met a little boy in Nairobi with intellectual disabilities. Because he was not very mobile, his... Read more

Pope Francis addresses Kenya's president and other civic leaders in Nairobi Nov. 25

Pope Francis in Kenya: no matter what our divisions, we must work for peace

Nov 25, 2015

Pope Francis began his trip to Africa in Kenya, where he praised the “young and vibrant nation” and encouraged Kenyans... Read more

Bishops exiting the Vatican's Paul VI Hall during the Synod of Bishops, Oct. 5, 2015.

Africa's bishops offer Pope Francis prayers and a warm welcome

Nov 24, 2015

Ahead of the papal visit to Africa, the continent’s bishops have sent Francis a message of welcome. They emphasized the... Read more

Pope Francis poses for a photo with African Bishops outside the Synod Hall, Oct. 23, 2015.

Pope Francis is going to Kenya - and here's what people are talking about

Nov 6, 2015

By Elise Harris

As anticipation mounts in Africa ahead of Pope Francis’ coming visit, one Kenyan bishop said his country is excited to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims before the General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Aug. 19, 2015.

Africa abuzz ahead of Pope’s visit, Ugandan archbishop says

Oct 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

As his country gets ready to receive their spiritual ‘grandfather,’ Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Uganda said Pope Francis’... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Vatican officially confirms Pope Francis' visit to Africa in November

Sep 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican today officially announced that Pope Francis will travel to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic in November,... Read more

Bishop Joseph Mbatia of Nyahururu says Mass at the graduation ceremony for nursing graduates in Nairobi, Aug. 14, 2015.

Dozens of new grads join the ranks of Kenya’s Catholic nurses

Aug 19, 2015

What began as a training facility for rural health care workers in the 1970s has now turned into a Catholic... Read more

Sister Irene Stefani, Nyeri, Kenya. Courtesy of Kenya Yote.

'Mother of Mercy' beatification in Kenya draws tens of thousands

May 27, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Massive crowds attended Saturday's beatification of early twentieth-century Italian missionary, Sister Irene Stefani, who was known as “mother of mercy”... Read more

Cardinal Njue at Nairobi's Chiromo mortuary. Photo courtesy of Waumini Communications KCCB.

Kenyan bishop laments terrorism, calls for unity

Apr 13, 2015

In the wake of the recent massacre of 148 people – mainly Christians – at a university in the Kenyan... Read more