Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of the catholic Diocese of Nakuru has called on political leaders and Kenyans in general to shun tribalism which is the biggest hindrance to development in the country.
Speaking on Sunday when he officially launched the Lenten Campaign 2018 at the Cathedral church of Christ the King, the clergy termed tribalism and corruption ‘leprosy’ that is hindering development in the country.
“A time has come that we need to come out and talk about tribalism and corruption which is a serious leprosy that should be addressed” he said.
While lauding the Theme for this year’s Lenten campaign is ‘Reconciliation for Peaceful Coexistence and National Integration – Justice For All’, the clergy slammed at a section of leaders who recently opposed the move to have inclusiveness in employment in various counties.
According to the clergy, such moves are a hindrance to the national peace and unity in the country.This comes barely a day after the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops launched the National Lenten campaign in the Arch diocese of Kisumu on 10th Feb 2018.
The annual event in the Catholic calendar marks the beginning of the Easter festivities.
The Lenten Campaign is based on weekly themes; week one focuses on Good Governance and how to address incompetence and corruption in the counties and the country as a whole.
It emphasizes that with good governance, citizens receive satisfactory services from their National and County Governments.
The second week talks about Reconciliation. There is need to create a reconciled community. Archbishop Kivuva stresses that to have reconciliation, children must be raised in a reconciled environment.
The third week focuses on Youth and Development. It spells out how the youth can be empowered and how to create opportunities for them.
The fourth week is concerned with Security and examines how security can be enhanced in the community.
The last week focuses on Child Protection and examines how to ensure that the fundamental rights of children are respected.
PHOTO/Catholic Diocese of Nakuru:Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba during the launch of Lenten Campaign at Cathedral Church of Christ the King Nakuru Diocese.He called on political leaders and Kenyans in general to shun tribalism which is the biggest hindrance to development in the country.