Kenyan Clergy Call for Religious Tolerance Despite Garissa Attack
ICC Note: Religious leaders from different denominations in Kenya urge citizens to respect religious differences in commemorating the victims of the April 2 al-Shabaab attack in Garissa, Kenya that killed 148 people, mostly Christians. Local clergy led a prayer service for the victims where they encouraged Kenyans to stand together for peace instead of embracing ethnic and sectarian divisions that could lead to violence.
5/11/15 Nairobi, Kenya (Innoro FM) – Speaking in a service at Ufungamano House where a requiem mass was held in memory of the students killed in the attack, church leaders, led by Cardinal John Njue and the Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, urged Kenyans to come together for peace.
They warned that the killings were getting out of hand and that the security apparatus should work harder.
The clergy asked every individual to pray for the victims and their families and to share a common stand of unity against such attacks that try to create religious and ethnic divisions.
Speaking at the same event, British High Commissioner Chris Turner said that this was a difficult moment for Kenya.