The bishops of Kenya have decried renewed international efforts to promote contraception in Africa.
Contraception, the bishops write, “is both dehumanizing and goes against the teaching of the Church, especially in a country like Kenya where a majority of the people are Christians and God fearing.”
“We cannot allow our country to be part of an international agenda, driven by foreign funds and by so doing, losing our independence and our African values of the family and society,” the bishops continued. “The same foreign forces are dedicating billions of shillings promoting same-sex unions while millions of women across are dying due to lack of proper maternal care facilities.”
“The Catholic Church in Kenya believes that 64 million people are not too many, with proper planning where corruption, nepotism and individual egoistic trends are absent and a responsible government is in place,” the bishops continued. “There are other efficient ways of proactive and responsible parenthood through the practice of Natural Family Planning. This of course demands discipline through abstinence, which is a necessary value in married life. This should not be rubbished as impossible.”