Pope Francis’ trip to Africa draws excitement, trepidation in Kenya

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Schoolchildren look out at the central business district from atop the Kenya International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, August 25, 2015. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Joe Penney

Schoolchildren look out at the central business district from atop the Kenya International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, August 25, 2015. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Joe Penney

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The encounter with a pope is the cause of major excitement and anticipation in Kenya -- the largest country on his Africa tour -- but bishops here worry ongoing political strife and ethnic incitement could blight the visit.