Kenya: Archbishop asks government to provide education for children with disabilities

 Archbishop Ndingi mwana 'aNzeki of the metropolitan archdiocese of Nairobi has challenged the Government to extend her education services to children with mental disabilities. The Catholic primate said that while the Government had done pretty well in the area of education to children in general, it had not done the same on the children with mental disabilities. "I have looked at the Education Act and have seen the government document is rather quiet on children with mental disabilities," he stressed during a special Mass to mark the feast of Don Bosco, the founder of the Salesians Fathers of Don Bosco congregation Sunday, at Nairobi's Shrine of Mary Help of Christians church. He commended both the patron of the congregation, Don Bosco and its members for their commitment to mission among the children and the youth. "This is a special mission you are undertaking among the growing generation-children and youth and may the Good Lord, Jesus Christ to shower you with His blessings as you continue to serve Him in this mission," the archbishop said. He also disclosed to the Sunday congregation that he has already tendered his retirement letter to His Holiness, the Pope after reaching that retiring age of 75 years according to Canon Law, No. 401. "But I will continue to serve you as I wait to hear from His Holiness, the Pope," he stressed, amid ululations from the congregation. Archbishop Ndingi, who was consecrated a bishop by the late Pope Paul VI in Kampala, Uganda in 1969 during his-Pope's pastoral visit to Africa, is currently the senior most clergymen in the country. He celebrated his 75th birthday last December.

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