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Kenyan Christian leaders ask for forgiveness for role in violence

NAKURU, Kenya (CNS) — Christian leaders in Kenya pledged to work for reconciliation and asked God for forgiveness for their role in widening divisions in the country. “We note that a serious impediment of God’s mission of reconciliation … in our time and in our country is the fact that quite often the church has been caught up in the destructive ethnic, social and economic divisions and conflicts in the nation,” said a statement signed by 1,300 Christian pastors. Continue reading Kenyan Christian leaders ask for forgiveness for role in violence

Hundreds still displaced in Nairobi

IDPs at the Mathare Chief’s camp in Nairobi. Photo: Allan Gichigi/IRI

NAIROBI, 22 July 2008 (IRIN) – Hundreds of Kenyans displaced during post-election violence in early 2008 in the capital, Nairobi, are still in camps more than two months after the government launched a countrywide resettlement programme.

“Many of the displaced were tenants whose houses were destroyed or have since been occupied by other people; dozens were landlords, mostly in the Mathare slums, and these are the ones whose resettlement is difficult,” Abdi Galgalo, the chief of Mathare, told IRIN on 21 July. Continue reading Hundreds still displaced in Nairobi