CitizenGO joins protest to back pro-life billboards in Nairobi

CitizenGO joins protest to back pro-life billboards in Nairobi

SPEAKERS INCLUDED BISHOP ALFRED ROTICH, DR. WAHOME NGARE, AND REVEREND KATHY OGANGA


-The online platform has launched a petition that has been endorsed by over 5,500 people. The petition demands that the pro-life billboards in Nairobi not be removed.


NAIROBI, MAY 21ST 2019.  Over 180 pro-life protesters gathered in Nairobi on Saturday to protest the removal of 13 pro-life billboards. The billboard were erected in Nairobi by the Sozo Church of God and were endorsed by CitizenGO. Speakers at the protest included Bishop Alfred Rotich of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops who reiterated the Catholic Church's stance on the sanctity of Life. He condemned the removal of the pro-life billboards as illegal and in bad faith.

CitizenGO Africa Campaigner Director Ann Kioko reported that Bishop Alfred Rotich said: “the Kenyan law does not permit abortion on demand, and encouraged the pro-life movement to keep providing solutions like counseling and adoption to the society.”

Dr. Wahome Ngare condemned doctors who disobey their Hippocratic oath by offering abortions on demand, while Rev. Kathy Oganga asked the church in Kenya to unite in creating awareness about the need to defend the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death. She said that she will “continue sponsoring pro-life billboards in Nairobi.”

Ann Kioko asked the pro-life movement in Kenya to remain “strong and united.” She condemned leaders in government who are  “misusing their authority to intimidate pro-life people in Kenya,” and she encouraged pro-life groups in Kenya to “make use of the CitizenGO petition platform, which will continue standing with them.”  The pro-life protesters marched to the Afya Center and ICEA building, where an illegal abortion center and Marie Stopes are located respectively.


Press materials:

Video on the protest in Nairobi.

CitizenGO online petition to defend the billboards.


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