• Joy in Kangemi as they celebrate Pope Francis

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – Teresa Wanjira, a young mother in Kangemi was the happiest person who could not hide her joy soon after the Pope stepped out of the church. She was overjoyed as she recounted the moment when she and her four year old son shook hands with the Pope. “I had prayed […]

  • Kenyan youths pour their hearts out to Pope Francis

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27- It was evident from their faces, that the thousands of youths who attended Pope Francis address at Kasarani Stadium wanted something fresh away from the norm. In this case, the norm being the all year round active and hostile political environment, being reminded of their […]

  • Pope Francis concludes Kenya visit, heads to Uganda

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – Pope Francis left Kenya for Uganda, after concluding his three-day visit to the country where he delivered hard-hitting messages targeting local leaders. They ranged from nepotism, land grabbing and corruption which he described as a clear path to death. In his final […]

  • Aspire to more than money, Pope urges Kenyans

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – Pope Francis has called on Kenyans to aspire for more than wealth and seek to develop their character. He said it was unfortunate that greater value has been placed on money than on fellow human beings and at many times at man’s expense; folly, he said. “I […]

  • Fighting tribalism must be your daily endeavour – Pope

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – In the recent past there has been an upsurge of careless talk and tribal overtones by not only leaders but also by everyday Kenyans. The matter has raised concerns over its impact on a country that is still reeling from the effects of the 2007/08 post poll violence […]

  • Pope to the youth: Time for renewal and better family ties

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – Pope Francis on Friday challenged Kenya’s youths to renew their commitment to God and foster greater ties at home, saying families are schools of prayer and mercy. Pope Francis who addressed thousands of youths drawn from across the country at the Kasarani […]

  • Leaders hail Kenya’s win at ICC conference

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – A number of leaders have lauded the Assembly of States Parties for accepting Kenya’s plea on Rule 68 in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang. Speaking following the adoption of Kenya’s report, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator […]

  • Uhuru leads mugithi as youth dance for Pope in Kasarani

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret led government officials, Catholic Bishops and thousands of youth to a mugithi jig at the Kasarani stadium where Pope Francis winds up his trip to Kenya and launched his inaugural tour of Africa. A celebratory mood […]

  • Pope blasts ‘private developers’ for robbing the poor

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – Pope Francis pulled no punches in Kangemi when he took on ‘private developers’ and water cartels in the slums. The Holy Father said it was regrettable that private developers sought to grab even school land in what appeared to be a reference to the widely […]

  • Obama eyes chance to make mark, at last, on climate change

    WASHINGTON, Nov 27 – Six years after a fiasco in Copenhagen and a year before he leaves office, a Paris summit offers Barack Obama the chance to make his mark in the fight against climate change. In December 2009, Obama left the Danish capital after signing on to a hastily issued statement by […]