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PROVINCIAL HOUSE // PROCURE

 

Community dedicated to the service of the Province in the areas of leadership/authority/animation, finances and economic matters.

It is “the house” of the Province and cultivates a spirit of welcoming to all confreres.

It offers spaces for meetings, celebration of assemblies and days of recollection…

The economic service includes administration, formation and animation of local bursars, reflection about finances (poverty, solidarity …), assistance in the processing of documents, purchase of tickets… It also provides services to local Churches: Southern Sudan,Kenya…

Ngong Road - Nairobi

 


Fr. Mwariri Joseph Maina -
Provincial Superior

FR. JOSEPH was born at Kiriko Kiambu (Kenya)on September 27th, 1963 and joined the Comboni Missionary Institute in 1991. He completed his philosophy and theology studies in Uganda and in Kenya and, ordained priest in 1995, was sent as missionary to Central  America, where he exercised his ministry in Costa Rica and Guatemala till 2006, when, called back to Kenya, he took charge of the Mission Animation Secretariat.

Fr. Raphael Wokarach
Vice-Provincial

Fr. Filipe Resende
Councillor

 

Fr. Stefano Giudici
Councillor

Bro. Dario Laurencig
Councillor

 


 



Provincial Newsletter
With Comboni Today in Kenya

MARCH 2012 (click here to read)


 

 

 



PROVINCIAL DOCUMENTS

Provincial Directory

Six Year Plan


Provincial Assembly Acts

 


ZONE CHARTERS.

Comboni Missionaries work in different areas of Kenya. Each area has its different language,
culture, environment and expectations. For each one the Comboni Missionaries have outlined
a line of action to answer the specific needs and requirements of the zone.

W. POKOT
TURKANA
MARSABIT



OTHER PROVINCIAL ACTIVITIES

 


THE YOUTH UNITED FOR PEACE IN KENYA

Youth United for Peace in Kenya (YUPK) is an initiative of the Religious Superiors Council of Kenya (RSCK).
It was initiated to address the effects of the post election violence and to build reconciliation and forgiveness in Kenya.
After the signing of the national peace accord by President Mwai Kibaki and the Prime Minister Raila Odinga, the RSCK realised that the communities affected by the violence were very reluctant to work together. The most  affected by the violence were the youth who had been used by the politicians for their political aims, and then abandoned to themselves to face the consequences of their actions. They had killed their neighbours, raped  women, destroyed properties of those who had been branded “aliens” and condemned to be evicted from their  land.

The YUPK was set up to be of help to the youth in the aftermath of the traumatic experience of post election  violence. The initiative was taken on behalf of the RSCK by the Comboni Missionaries, the Consolata missionaries, Guadalupe Missionaries and Missionaries of Africa.
The YUPK reached out to, and incorporated other community based organisations, such as Zindua African, Kibera empowerment programme, Guadalupe Parish Youth, Christ the King Catholic Church, St. Joseph the worker, Kibera performing Arts, Africa Peace Point, Kutoka Network, Kibera Initiative Programme.
The YUPK focused its attention on the Rift Valley province where the situation, for a long time (and even now) remained volatile with ethnic tensions which do not spare any section of the population, pastors and priests alike.
Kikuyu, Kisiis and Kalenjins do not live together in peace. They do not even get their supplies at the same shops and do not accept Priests who do not belong to their own ethnic group. The youth, often seen as criminals, are  abandoned to themselves, and are not given any chance of presenting their point, asking for forgiveness and being reconciled with the victims.

YUPK and Catholic Dioceses partnership. To reach the Youth, the YUPK searched for the blessing and the backing of Rt. Rev.Philip Anyolo Bishop of Homa Bay and Administrator of  Nakuru and the Bishops of  Kericho,  Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Okombo, and of Eldoret, Rt. Rev. Cornelius K. Arap Korir,  who made the premises of the  Catholic Church available for encounters  and reconciliation works in the ethnic hot spots of the rift Valley.
Different communities have been engaged in community building initiatives, interfaith dialogue forums to  foster the process of healing, reconciliation, and the ability to co-exist peacefully.

Successes and Challenges. The YUPK initiatives and the activities are bearing some fruits. People who have been bitter enemies since 2007 have shaken hands and started speaking to each other. Certain community perceptions  are challenged and changed. Peace is perceived as a value that benefits all.
Tension in the coalition government is also a challenge. It affects the relationship at the grass root levels.