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Kenyans Don’t Need Houses But Food, Archbishop Muheria Tells Gov’t

Kenyans Don’t Need Houses But Food, Archbishop Muheria Tells Gov’t

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Church in Nyeri has criticized the government for ignoring the challenges faced by Kenyan citizens, asserting that they are bearing the brunt of a burdensome cost of living resulting from excessive taxation.

Addressing the congregation at Kiriti Catholic Church in Nyeri on Sunday during the launch of the 2024 Lenten campaign for the archdioceses, centered around the theme ‘Integrity for a just nation,’ Muheria urged the Kenyan people to pray for a transformation in the hearts of the nation’s leaders, encouraging them to be more receptive to opposing opinions.

“The cost of living has become totally unbearable, we are asking if there is no space for the government to listen. We have called our leaders about the strains they have put on the Kenyan people but all our calls have fallen on deaf ears,” the archbishop said.

The religious leader alleged that the government neglected crucial issues affecting Kenyan citizens and enacted punitive laws.

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“It seems that no one wants to have a conversation we need dialogue on taxes, we need a dialogue about the housing levy. Yes, it can pass through parliament but that does not mean it is right, our people do not necessarily need houses, they need food and survival, can we address that?” posed Muheria.

Muheria clarified that the clergy does not stand in opposition to the government and its initiatives. However, he emphasized the crucial necessity for a nationwide dialogue on the issues affecting the people of Kenya.

“This is what we are trying to articulate in this lent period we are having conflict or a fight we are not opposed to the government or the projects, we are just very concerned about the cost of living that the cost of living continues to rise and the leaders have refused to listen,” he said.

The archbishop encouraged Kenyans to turn to divine help throughout the Lenten season.

“We cannot force listening, we can not a heart softening but we pray that it does soften,” he said.

Kenyans Don’t Need Houses But Food, Archbishop Muheria Tells Gov’t

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