The chair of the Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Church in Kenya has warned that more than ten million Kenyans are at immediate risk of hunger, because of mismanagement and corruption by the government.
Kenyan church leaders have hailed the election of Senator Barack Obama as the 44th president of the USA, saying they hope it is a positive turn for Africa that can help steer good governance on the continent.
Church leaders in Kenya have welcomed the announcement of a power-sharing agreement between President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga as an important step to ending a two-month political crisis in the east African country.
Rival political leaders in Kenya have reached an agreement on a coalition government after weeks of bitter negotiations, former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan announced today, before a major press conference.
Election issues fresh Kenya and Pakistan, and the larger picture of democratic electoral processes, formed the focus for three public statements adopted by the World Council of Churches' central committee meeting in Geneva.
Ethnic and political divisions have prevented church leaders in Kenya from responding to the political crisis in their country, the main governing body of the WCC has been told by its general secretary, the Rev Samuel Kobia.