Bombs kill 6 at pro-life rally in Kenya
Catholic World News - June 16, 2010
Two bombs disrupted a rally organized by pro-life groups opposed to a new draft constitution in Nairobi, Kenya, leaving 6 people dead and more than 100 injured.
Although police have not identified any suspects in the bombings, organizers of the rally believe that the explosions were part of a campaign to intimidate opponents of the proposed constitution, which will be the subject of a nationwide referendum on August 4.
The Catholic bishops of Kenya are leading the opposition to ratification of the draft constitution, because the document eliminates protection for the right to life. The Kenyan government—with strong backing from the US—is pushing for ratification.
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