The Kenyan Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement to call on the Kenyan government to enact a series of measures to ensure the respect of human rights in corporate supply chains. It draws on various pieces of legislation, both Kenyan and international.
The statement notes the development needs in the Kenyan region, and the potential of business to contribute to development, but that the fruits of development will not be realised if public and state interests are captured by elites.
It also calls for the Kenyan government to support the UN negotiations for the
It notes that as good stewards of God’s natural environment, we have a responsibility to respond and work with public sector actors as the church to remedy the risks to which the market exposes the vulnerable.
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