Bishop Opposed to Demand By IMF

( [email protected] ) Dec 11, 2003 09:32 AM EST

Bishop Boniface Lele of Kitui Catholic diocese has petitioned the Government to quash the IMF aid condition of retrenching civil servants.

Bishop Lele said that if the retrenchment must be done, the Government should offer the victims an alternative source of income. He was speaking in Mwingi after presiding over the ordination of six deacons into priesthood.

The bishop termed the IMF condition as inhuman.

The new priests are Charles Mwendwa Maita, Paul Thyaka Mulungi, Augustus Mulandi Musyoka, Jonathan Muthoka Kathenge and Anthony Mulwa Mutio.

Mwingi Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education supported the bishop's sentiments.