NAIROBI, March 27, 2012 (CISA )
A Christian organization has launched a national pregnancy-crisis centre to cater for victims of “unwanted” pregnancies who sometimes often opt for an abortion.
The Rescue Homes, Kiotas ( Swahili for bird’s nests) are spear-headed by the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF).
The guest of honor at the official launch Professor Miriam Were, Kenya’s community health Goodwill Ambassador, praised KCPF and its patron, Dr Jean Kagia for the wisdom behind the establishment of the Centre.
“This is all about the Church and matters pertaining to life. I commend you for being pro-life,” she said.
Prof Were called on the Christians to commit themselves fully to the teachings of God, observing that certain issues such as “unwanted pregnancies “ and abortions occur due our moral weakness.
“There is need for all of us to be pro-life, for this is what God expects from us,” she stressed.
On Saturday, March 24, KCPF organized a March for life that began and ended at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.
Flagging off the March, Deputy National Council of Churches (NCCK) General Secretary, Mr Oliver Kisaka said the Church’s pro life activities were not accidental but Gods command.
He asked the Christians to be watchful of possible “shortcomings” in the country’s new Constitution, which he said might open up areas of anti-life, through channels like abortion.
Mr Kisaka promised that the Church will forever uphold its pro-life stand.
“Our opposition to the new Constitution during the referendum was partly because, we as God’s people felt that certain sections of the document were not pro-life enough, “he explained.
KCPF patron, Dr Kagia said her organizations vision is to establish 47 Rescue Kiotas throughout the country by the year 2020. They planned to work through churches and Christians to achieve their goal.
“We must work hard to counteract those who are anti-life, pro-abortionists included,” she concluded.
Pauline Kalonzo, the wife of the country’s Vice President, Stephen Kalonzo, said those who have decided to work against God’s plan for life will always fail.