Very Rev Canon Sammy Wainaina ( Provost)
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Provosts desk 24th August 2014
The Referendum call: the Prophetic voice of the Church
In the year 2010, at the height of constitutional change in Kenya, the church took an unpopular stance when it said NO to the proposed Constitution of Kenya. Alongside other opponents, individuals, groups and political parties, the church was accused of attempting to block the path of reforms and was seen as a hindrance to the much needed change in Kenya both in the political and social spheres.
The position that the church took was simple and clear. It was against the inclusion of pro-choice clauses regarding abortion, the inclusion of Islamic (Kadhi) Courts and the rushed and ignorant push for adoption of the new system of governance. The church pushed for objectivity where subjective reasoning was being used to entrench contentious issues in a document as important as the Constitution.
When the Kenyans voted in the current Constitution of Kenya, there was great jubilation among the majority Kenyans. The adoption and promulgation of the Constitution gave new hope. Many saw it as a means to end corruption and redress inequalities. More to it, the powers of the president and the central government would be shared through devolution. Every citizen now would know their rights as entrenched in the Bill of Rights. This was a golden opportunity to build a new Kenya.
In the midst of great hope and celebration, the heat was turned towards the Church. The church was viewed as an opponent to progress and development. It was thus shunned by many. Many spoke ill about the defeated stance of the Church deeming this to be end of the church’s engagement as an advocate on matters political. It was said, “the church had caused its own abortion” and had lost its role in offering prophetic foresight on politics in Kenya.
So, did the church lose its role? Or did she play her part just right with few or no one taking heed? The church played and continues to speak on matters that affect the common Mwananchi. It has never shied to state its opinion however unpopular. Its contribution to the social, political, economic and spiritual spheres of life is thriving and its voice must be heard nonetheless.
On matters referendum 2014, there is a call by the now official opposition party CORD for a plebiscite with the main aim to disband the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the expedient address of national security issues.
The churches stance on this matter is clear. All national matters should be addresses through the laid out structures as provided for in the Kenya constitution.
Secondly, political leaders, in decision making should be more objective rather than subjective as this will emotive and scuttle decisions. When the referendum becomes a political process, it ceases to be objective and there is not constructive dialogue. There are many interest groups in Kenya with each wanting a review of the current Constitution. Therefore, there is a need for Kenyans and all concerned parties to engage in constructive dialogue towards a holistic and comprehensive review of the Constitution. The proposed piece meal constitutional review is expensive and will not give the desired outcome for Kenyans. The Church is willing to create an environment for this to happen.
Choral Festival, Kenya Chapter(15th
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