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Kenyan Anglican bishops urge politician ban at funerals

Posted on: August 14, 2015 10:50 AM
(left) Bishop of Mumias Beneah Okumu Salala, (centre) Bishop of Butere Bishop Timothy Wambunya
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[Daily Nation] Six Anglican Bishops have accused politicians from western Kenya of engaging in confrontational politics in funerals at the expense of development.

The Bishops from the Dioceses of Maseno North, Nambale, Katakwa, Butere, Mumias and Bungoma said it was wrong for politicians to use funerals to settle scores instead of addressing the region’s development needs.

Led by Maseno North Bishop Simeon Oketch, the clerics said they planned to convene meetings in the four counties of Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia to discuss with leaders on how to work together and promote peace among communities. “We want to use the meetings to bring the leaders together and explain why they need to work together,” said Bishop Oketch.

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