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Dr. Wilhelm von Trott zu SolzOur presence in Kenya is a living expression of the good diplomatic relations that exist between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Kenya. The Order of Malta is engaged in constantly improving the livelihood of men, women and children. Our activities in all countries throughout the world are especially centred on the needs of the poor and handicapped people, regardless of race, religion or gender.

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Remembering the poor

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Dec 3, 2018
“November 18, 2018 marked the second annual World Day of the Poor. Last year, Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church set aside one day each year when communities can “reflect on how poverty is at the very heart of the Gospel.” He designated this day as the World Day of the Poor, and it will be celebrated on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time each year. In this year’s World Day of the Poor message, Pope Francis reflected on Psalm 34:7, “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him.” He challenges us to use the World Day of the Poor as an opportunity to make an examination of conscience and consider whether we truly do hear the cry of the poor.”

In answer to Pope Francis’s plea, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Wilhelm von Trott zu Solz entreated the Embassy of the Order in Nairobi to reach out to a poor community for this occasion and the Order chose to go to Deep Sea Slum which is located, in sharp contrast, between the residential areas of Muthaiga and Parklands and where the slum dwellers live under the constant threat of demolition and hence eviction.

Deep Sea slum runs a nursery school, a small dispensary and is proud of its church of St. Joseph being part of the Consolata Shrine.  This is where the Order attended Mass which was celebrated by Fr. Jackson, the Consolata Shrine Parish Father.  After Mass the Charge’ d’Affaires, Dr. Franco De Paoli with his spouse Mrs. Marinella De Paoli and accompanied by Maria the Embassy assistant, distributed food parcels to 160 children as well as crew blankets generously donated by IAG Cargo/British Airways.  The joyful expression of the grateful, needy children was enough to make one understand that small gestures of generosity can make such a huge difference to the lives of the underprivileged and that all of us, who are better off, should consider being regularly attentive to their needs.