In Summary
  • Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau said the summit has been very inclusive, contrary to what some organisations and churches opposing the ICPD have made Kenyans believe.

  • The Kenya Catholic Church bishops and the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya bishops had separately said the forum might be used to promote foreign ideologies.

The government has dismissed critics who argue that the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD), which ends Thursday, was not inclusive.

Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau said the summit has been very inclusive, contrary to what some organisations and churches opposing the ICPD have made Kenyans believe.

He said Kenya hosted the forum because it promotes “substantive and transformative” commitments.

Speaking on the sidelines of the ICPD summit, Mr Macharia said: “Sometimes you look for summits which will have substantive and transformative commitments.”

He said every Kenyan is treated equally when it comes to access to health services.

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