Kenyan Churches Protest Islamic Courts' Clause In Constitution

February 4, 2010

Author: Fredrick Nzwili

Source: Ecumenical News International

Church leaders in Kenya are rallying their followers against a draft constitution they say favours Muslims and will tear the country apart. 

"Christians will not relent in holding out this position as it is our national duty," said the Rev. Peter Karanja, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, on 1 February. Karanja spoke at a press conference in Nairobi in which the leaders released a statement warning that a clause in the proposed constitution amounts to a ploy to introduce Islamic Sharia law in Kenya. 

"It is possible to think Christians are being sensational, but if you look ahead at the next 50 years, 100 years, or couple of centuries, when none of us is working on a new constitution, people will look back and ask: Were Christians so naïve as to allow this to happen?" said Karanja.