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Kenya: Church Calls on Government to End Arsons in Schools

Chairman of the Kenya’s Bishops’ Commission for Education Laments “Most of the students involved in burning of schools are vulnerable children some coming from dysfunctional families, others are orphans”

The Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops-Commission for Education and Religious Education is calling on the government to hire school chaplains to help end arsons in schools, which have recently occurred across the country.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of the Kenyan city of Nakuru said, “We have noted with concern and there seems to be evidence that most of students involved in burning of schools are vulnerable children some coming from dysfunctional families, others are orphans,” reported Fides.

Bishop Makumba is proposing that programs to support families of children in need be launched, “organized through the Ministry of Education and religious organizations. The latter,” he explained, “should be facilitated in conducting training programs for students through the institutionalization of chaplains services in all schools.”

The Minister of Education of Kenya, Fred O. Matiang, has also said,”We are working on a new scheme of service that would enable the government to post chaplains from mainstream churches in secondary schools from the next financial year.”

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