Catholics Support Governmental Shari'ah Law

October 13, 2004


On October 13, 2004 reported, "The Catholic denomination in Kenya has urged the Council of Churches and all Christians in the country to support expanding powers of the Shari’ah courts under the new constitution. The Catholic Parish said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by, that Shari’ah courts were nothing new to Kenyan society and are enshrined by the constitution since the post-independence era. 'They neither sparked political nor sectarian tensions in the country,' it said. The missive said that the move enhances peaceful co-existence between Kenyan Muslims and peoples of other faiths in the country, urging Christians not to listen to calls of restricting the role of Shari’ah courts."