Clergy in Kenya are backing a presidential decree banning homemade brews, largely blamed for a recent spate of over 50 deaths in the East African nation.
Roman Catholic bishops in Kenya have urged citizens to boycott a mass polio vaccination campaign unless the safety of the vaccine has been confirmed through scientific tests.
The oral vaccination campaign by the World Health Organization and UNICEF is scheduled to begin Aug. 1 in Kenya.
Ahead of the campaign's launch, the bishops questioned the safety of the vaccines, saying the manufacturer failed to provide requested information and the government disregarded the bishops' request for tests.
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Anti-gay activists, including conservative clerics, traditional elders and politicians, are threatening to resist any push by President Barack Obama for gay rights during his Kenya visit later this week, with tactics that range from throwing rotten eggs to marching naked and boycotting his speeches.
In a move that has stirred the anger of Kenya's anti-gay Christian groups and sparked celebration by pro-gay clergy, the nation's High Court has ruled that gay rights activists have the right to formally register their own groups and welfare organizations.
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Drying livestock carcasses and anguished faces of hungry women and children have become a common feature here as droughts increase due to climate change.
But now, in an effort to fight hunger, the Roman Catholic church is making 3,000 acres of church-owned land available for commercial farming.
“We want to produce food, create employment and improve quality of life for the people,” said Fr. Celestino Bundi, Kenya’s national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies.
The Kenyan bishops say laboratory tests prove that vaccines used in a WHO/UNICEF program were "poisoned with Beta HCG," which they say leads to miscarriages and sterility.
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