Anti-abortion billboards come down in Kenya, but the debate over legalization continues
May 9, 2019
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Thirteen billboards with provocative anti-abortion messages have been pulled down, ending a three-month campaign by a local church that divided and scandalized the Kenyan capital.
“They have brought down all of them. I am very concerned,” said Apostle Kathy Kageni-Oganga, the pastor of the Sozo Church of God, a Pentecostal church that sponsored the campaign. “There have been billboards advertising cigarettes, alcohol and others on gay issues. I don’t know why they targeted ours.”
The action has triggered a heated debate between abortion-rights and anti-abortion groups in the East African country, where the procedure is mostly illegal and the faiths strongly oppose any attempts to legalize it.