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Remmy Butia February 9, 2024


February 11 is the “World Day of the Sick”, celebrated by the Catholic Church on the memorial day of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes, to devote special attention to sick people and care-givers.

The Rt. Rev. Dominic Kimengich of the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret together with the Deputy Governor Dr Yulita Cheruiyot earlier today led the residents of Nandi in celebrating the day at the Kobujoi Catholic Church.

Celebrated under the theme “Healing Love: Witnessing to Compassion and Service”, Bishop Kimengich called upon all Christians to endeavor and be attentive to the needs of the sick, the hungry, all the needy and work towards being sources of mercy, joy, and hope to the sick and the needy. He invited the congregation to pray for healthcare workers, and appreciate the sacrifices they make for the benefit of the sick in communities.

The celebration also included a medical camp that attracted over 100 medical personnel who treated more than 800 patients free of charge.

Bishop Kimengich thanked all who provided medical expertise and material in support of the medical camp. He extended the Pope’s apostolic blessing for comfort and healing upon all the sick in families. The Day was beautifully celebrated, leaving a smile and giving hope and comfort to the sick and the needy who attended the day.

The Deputy Governor thanked the Catholic Church for their continued partnership in the health sector.

The World Day of The Sick was instituted by St Pope John Paul II on May 13th May 1992 as a day of prayer and charity for the sick and the needy. It is celebrated annually on the 11th of February, coinciding with the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Also present were the CEC Membi for Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech and Kobujoi Ward MCA Hon Mathew Nga’rngar.

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