The Archbishop of Kenya urged Western nations to adopt a united front in the battle against Islamist terrorism
The Archbishop of Kenya urged Western nations to adopt a united front in the battle against Islamist terrorism. Archbishop Eliud Wabukala said the current policy of Britain and the US of viewing terrorism as something that happened in other nations was wrongheaded. “Terrorism is not a Kenyan affair. US, UK and other countries should stop issuing travel advisories as this is a problem affecting all the countries,” the archbishop said during the installation service last month for the Rt. Rev. Lawrence Kavutsu Dena, the first bishop of the Diocese of Malindi. The Governor of Kifili county, Amason Kingi, told the congregation that religious tolerance among Christians and Muslims was especially important in light of the terror tactics adopted by the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab to split the country along sectarian lines. “The persecution of Christians by terrorists should not be allowed anywhere,” the governor said. “This is not a religious war as terrorists would want us to believe. True religions call for the unity and harmony. As the religious leaders, I urge you to stretch your hand to Muslims leaders to come together and remain united,” Gov. Kingi said.