The recent accusation of a priest Renato Kizito of sexually abusing his secretary is shocking but not strange, because this is not the first time he is accused of sexual abuse. In 2009 he was accused of sexually abusing minors at the orphanage he runs at Dagoretti Corner in Nairobi. The secretary underwent a medical examination which confirmed he had been sexually assaulted. Fr. Kizito was also examined by Police Surgeon Zephania Kamau, but was later released when police said the results were Negative. Corruption is still rife in this country especially in the force, if the secretary’s result were positive then it means he was sexually abused and the last person he met before he was drugged was the priest, so who it fooling who?
Many Catholic priests have been accused World wide of sexual abuse, a lot has been said about Brothers and Sisters in the Catholic community, but many have not been reported. There have been claims of Fathers and Brothers fathering children, having girlfriends or abusing their flock. There are many rumors about Sisters and Nuns sleeping with Fathers/Brothers or even the Sisters in Catholic institutions, some even have their uterus removed and even take ARVs. Where there is smoke there is fire, therefore these rumors could be true.
It seems like many are entering in the Priesthood, Brotherhood and becoming Nuns for their own benefit or shying away from family responsibilities, it is no longer a calling. The idea of priests not getting married to serve Christ selflessly is Biblical. Apostle Paul also served God without marrying, in 1st Corinthians chapter 7 he said “It is good for a man not to marry, but since there is so much immorality each man should have his own wife and each woman her husband”. In Verse 8 and 9 he goes on to say “Now to the unmarried and the widow I say; it is good for them to stay unmarried as I am. But if they cannot control themselves they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. I believe this is why there are splinter groups in the Catholic Church now. We remember Archbishop Emmanuel Mlingo of Zambia who married a Korean Wife Maria Sung and ordained other married priests in the US. Godfrey Shiundu formerly of Kitale Diocese was wedded by a German minister who was a former priest. Shiundu joined a splinter church called Reformed Catholic Church (RCC), which is a US based Catholic breakaway group.
Mathew7:3 say “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” I can say the Catholic Church Worldwide is good at correcting the society. We recently saw it in Kenya when the Catholic Church questioned the morality of new judiciary nominees Chief Justice with a stud in his ear which signifies he is gay and Deputy Chief Justice who support abortion. I think it is high time the Catholic flock led by Pope Benedict XVI start removing the speck in their own eyes, pray for repentance and cleansing of its shepherds then remove the speck from the society. The Catholic Church has the highest following of Christians in the World, it would be sad for them to be led to hell than to Heaven.