Kenya’s Bishops Step Up War on COVID-19

A July 23 pastoral message from the Anglican Church of Kenya’s bishops may have jolted the East African nation’s government to tighten COVID-19 protocols in response to rising infection rates. In a statement issued after a joint meeting in Nairobi, the bishops urged increased funding for vaccination and closer compliance with public gathering restrictions.

Kenya Elects First Female Diocesan Bishop

The Ven. Rose Okeno was yesterday elected as the second female bishop for the Anglican Church of Kenya. She will preside over the Diocese of Butere in Western Kenya, following last year’s resignation of Bishop Timothy Wambunya.

An Open Door for Gospel in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley

“When we arrived, we slept in a classroom whose doors couldn’t be locked. We were quite afraid because wild animals were hovering around. We were warned in advance to be vigilant, just in case an elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, zebra, or wildebeest popped in."

African Archbishops Appeal for Help with Locust Plague

25 million people in East Africa and Southwestern Asia face food insecurity due to the swarms, whose rise is associated with climate change and social instability; coronavirus cases emerge in some of the worst-hit areas.