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Kenyan officials try to dispel fears of new ID labeled ‘mark of the beast’

By Paul O'Donnell — April 5, 2019

NAIROBI (RNS) — The country’s president warned church leaders against misusing their privileged positions to mislead their congregations.

Pushed by politicians, polygamy enjoys a heyday among Christians in Kenya

By Tonny Onyulo — January 4, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Despite opposition from local Catholic church leaders, young and old men have taken advantage of a 4-year-old law liberalizing the practice.

Al-Shabab attack on Kenyan border town once again targets non-Muslims

By Fredrick Nzwili — October 26, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta called the most recent attack heinous and stressed that the country will not divide along religious lines.

Kenyan clergy joins battle against deadly homemade brews

By Fredrick Nzwili — August 12, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The homemade alcoholic drinks, popularly dubbed chang’aa (“kill me quick”) or Kumi Kumi (ten-ten shillings), are popular with the poor, who cannot afford commercially brewed bottled beer, which is heavily taxed.

Kenya’s new polygamy law bad for families, Christian leaders say

By Fredrick Nzwili — May 1, 2014

(RNS) The law legalizes polygamy, allowing men to marry multiple wives in a country where they previously were permitted to have one.

Kenyan Christian leaders oppose polygamy bill

By Fredrick Nzwili — March 27, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The bill’s passage would allow men to marry as many women as they want. It awaits the president’s signature.

Religious leaders rip Kenya vote to withdraw from world court

By Fredrick Nzwili — September 13, 2013

(RNS) The Roman Catholic Church and the National Council of Churches of Kenya view as “misguided” a parliamentary vote to withdraw from the International Court of Justice.

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