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Bishops reject Muslims as ‘neighbours’

12 June 2014 | by Fredrick Nzwili | Comments: 0

Kenya

The Catholic Church in Kenya is embroiled in a bitter row with owners of a city restaurant linked to Somali Muslims over its tenancy at a church building that hosts the Catholic bishops’ conference, writes Fredrick Nzwili.The Al Yusra restaurant has signed a six-year lease agreement with Knight Frank estate agents for a section of Waumini House. The lease was to start in December last year but the bishops are objecting to the tenants, saying the lease was signed without their consent. “We instructed our agent to let out the premises some time in 2013, but not to a restaurant business due to the character of the property,” the bishops said in a letter signed by their lawyer, Charles Kanjama.The prospective tenants signed the lease without the knowledge of the bishops&rsqu ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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