His Eminence Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel has condemned the April 2 Garissa University attack where 147 students died.
Speaking during a graduation mass at CUEA whose theme was ‘I choose life’, the chancellor said that the church has always stood for the sanctity of life and echoed Pope Francis words that such acts of violence especially contributing to loss of human life should be condemned.
Dear CUEA Family, beloved Citizens of CUEA, the Pentecost we celebrated this past Sunday is a great event to those who believe because the Descent of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God is a blessing that no one can afford to ignore or neglect. As a free gift from God, the Holy Spirit comes to shape and transform our lives, to strengthen our vocations, to give more meaning to our labour, to instruct our Family in the way of unity and harmony, peace and righteousness. This Pentecost matters to us on two accounts.
First, in the first reading of the day, the Acts of the Apostles proclaim:
On the evening of Monday April 13, 2015 the University held a service to pray for the victims and relatives of the Garissa University College terrorist attack.
Students and staff filled Missio hall whereby there was candle lighting, prayers and messages of solidarity with the victims and their families.
The Institute for Regional Integration and Development (IRID) at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) is a specialist inter-disciplinary graduate institute for research and training in Regional Integration. It brings together academics, researchers and practitioners to provide conceptual, policy and practical instruction of the highest standard on regional integration and global governance. This is intended at developing expertise in regional integration for Africa’s Regional Economic Communities.
On Wednesday April 8, 2015 the University signed an MoU with African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO), Kenya Bureau of Standard (KEBS), and APEX Management Systems Consultants Limited (APEX).
The MoU presents a framework for collaboration between the four partners in providing education on standards at certificate, diploma, degree and post graduate levels