Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) - "We have noted with concern and there seems to be evidence that most of students involved in burning of schools are vulnerable children some coming from dysfunctional families, others are orphans", said His Exc. Mgr. Maurice Muhatia Makumba, Bishop of Nakuru and Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops-Commission for Education and Religious Education who has called on the government to hire school chaplains to help end arson in schools (see Fides 20/08/2016) which have recently occurred across the Country.
Mgr. Makumba proposes the launching of programs to support families of children in need, "organized by the Ministry of Education in association with religious organizations. The latter should be facilitated in conducting training programs for students through the institutionalization of chaplains services in all schools".
During the Conference The Minister of Education of Kenya, Fred O. Matiang'i said that "we are working on a new scheme of service that would enable the government to post chaplains from mainstream churches in secondary schools from the next financial year". (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 22/08/2016)