No More Campaigns in Catholic Churches - Archbishop Martin Kivuva
The Archbishop of Mombasa Catholic Diocese Martin Kivuva has announced decision arrived by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) on political leaders, and 2022 campaigns.
Speaking at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kiembeni, Mombasa County, Archbishop Kivuva stated that the Catholic Bishops have banned all political rallies, and campaigns that have been taking in churches ahead of the elections.
Archbishop Kivuva who serves as the Chairman of KCCB gave an order to all officials that they should not allow political leaders to make their advances by taking advantage of any Catholic congregation.
“Let politicians attend and support church functions as congregants but should not be allowed to address congregations. We now don’t want politics in the Catholic Church."
He went on to laud the seven judges of the Court of Appeal for the ruling they delivered concerning BBI on Friday, adding that everyone won.
He stated that campaigns and general elections should not divide citizens, calling upon the church leaders who want to join politics to stop using churches as their campaign tools.
The Standard – 23 August 2021