Kenya: Bishop Advises Uniformed Disciplined Services to Be Strong in Prayer

Kenya: Bishop Advises Uniformed Disciplined Services to Be Strong in Prayer

Catholic Information Service for Africa, Nairobi — Bishop of Meru Catholic Diocese, Rt Rev Salesius Mugambi has urged members Uniformed Disciplined Services, their families and worshipers to be strong in their faith and value prayers.

“We need prayers as much as we need food, and the air we breathe,” Bishop Mugambi said in his homily at the National Joint Thanksgiving Service for the Uniformed Disciplined Services, held on Sunday October 27 at the Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi.

Bishop Mugambi told believers to always approach God with humility and trust regardless of their status adding that ‘God listens to the cries of all including of the poor and the defenseless’.

Bishop Mugambi is in-charge of the Uniformed and Disciplined Services Chaplaincy.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto were among dignitaries present at the function, which was jointly organized by the Disciplined Services Chaplaincy.

In his address, President Kenyatta defended the security forces against recent media accusations of misconduct during rescue operations following the Westgate terror attacks, and asked the media to be “responsible in their reporting”.

“I am calling on the media” added President Kenyatta, “to remember that they, like the security services, like all of us, need to play their role in ensuring we live in a safe and secure environment.”

President Kenyatta reiterated his government’s support for the uniformed men and women and urged everyone to “work together as one person” in matters security.

“Insecurity is not just the obligation for the men and women in uniform, but it’s the obligation of every single citizen wherever they may be,” he said.

The annually held event brought together members of the Uniformed Disciplined Services from Kenya Police, Kenya Prison, Kenya Forest Service, Administrative Police, Kenya Wildlife Service, and The National Youth Service respectively.

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