CAFOD condemns Nairobi violence

22 September 2013

Westgate shopping centre

CAFOD is disturbed by the unjustifiable acts of violence in a Nairobi shopping centre that have left dozens of people dead and many others injured.

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Catherine Ogolla, CAFOD's Regional Programme Manager for East Africa, said: "What extremists of any type want is to divide communities and sow violence, so all people of God must stand together for peace and unity in this time of trouble, sending the message out that the extremists will not succeed: they will not divide the Kenyan nation.

“The Kenyan people need a sustained commitment to peace, democracy and good government, and we cannot allow the weekend’s events to derail that. Most of all, we know that extremism thrives on hopelessness so above all we must continue to work together – with the support of parishes and schools in England and Wales – to offer hope of a brighter future to all the peoples of Kenya.”

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