By Job Weru and Antony Gitonga
The Catholic Church has accused Parliament of sneaking amendments that are insensitive to Kenyans.
The Archbishop of Nairobi John Cardinal Njue said the lawmakers have lost touch with the needs of their people and were out to propel their selfish interests.
Speaking at Mathari Complex in Nyeri during Mary Immaculate celebrations, Njue called on MPs to put their selfish interests aside and concentrate on what was of importance to the people.
“This is a passionate appeal to our leaders that they should do things for the interest of the nation. Let them focus on the needs of the people who elected them,” he said.
Njue was accompanied by Nyeri Archbishop Peter Kairo and Archdiocese Vicar General Fr S Gichuki and other clergy.
The leaders called on Kenyans to treat each other with dignity and have respect for each other.
Njue and Kairo also accused parents of abdicating their roles, leading youths to immorality, alcoholism and recruitment into organised gangs.
The Cardinal said parents no longer pay attention to their children, while they (youths) lack role models.
Kairo said alcoholism was to blame for breaking marriages and dwindling education standards.
“Our children have lacked role models and good morals from our leaders,” he said.