Monday, August 05, 2019 - The Catholic Church in Kenya is on the receiving end after it pulled out from a service organized by Human Rights activists in Kenya in honor of the late Kibra MP, Ken Okoth.
Initially, some Catholic clergy had agreed to preach during the service only to pull out at the eleventh hour without giving any explanation.
The organizers reached out to Pastor Robert Anyonga, UoN SDA Chaplain, who agreed to preside over the service held on Friday, August 2, at Freedom Corner.
The event was graced by Okoth’s widow, Monica, and Kamukunji MP, Yusus Hassan, among others
Ken, who succumbed to Colorectal Cancer, was cremated the next day at Kariokor crematorium in Nairobi.
Recently, the Catholic Church refused to carry out mass for a Dandora human rights activist, Caroline Mwatha, after it emerged that she died while trying to procure an abortion.
Human Rights activist, Wanjeri Nderi, took to twitter to condemn the Catholic Church’s decision and Kenyans echoed her sentiments.
The Kenyan DAILY POST