Sunday, May 15, 2011
AFRICA: KENYA: BISHOP APPEALS TO GOVERNMENT FOR INCREASED SECURITY
Agenzia Fides REPORT– Following the violent attacks of the Ethiopian Merille tribe against the population of Kenya, Archbishop Dominic Kimengich, Bishop of the Diocese of Lodwar, urged the Government to strengthen security along the border between Kenya and Ethiopia within the Turkana region. This month alone, in the city of Todonyang, 20 Kenyans were killed. In an interview with the Catholic Information Service for Africa, the Bishop complained about the seriousness of this situation and urged the government to take measures and strengthen the border areas. Bishop Kimengich said he was also very concerned about the fact that the area is scarsely guarded and thus unstable. One of the victims of the last attack was a member of the local parish Council and the others almost all Catholics. In another appeal, Bishop Kimengich asked the government to ensure food supply to the people of Turkana, who are nomads and live in semi-arid places and subjected to long periods of famine.