Doreen Ajiambo is the Africa/Middle East correspondent for Global Sisters Report based in Kenya. She covers the missions and ministries of Catholic women religious and writes about humanitarian and environmental issues across sub-Saharan Africa that affect the people they serve. Her previous work has been published by Religion News Service, Catholic News Service, Refugees Deeply, USA Today and the Global Post, among other outlets.
Religious leaders, including Catholic sisters, have praised Kenyans for maintaining peace and calm after the country's Supreme Court on Sept. 5 upheld William Ruto's presidential victory over Raila Odinga.
Chaos broke out in various parts of Kenya following the announcement of the victory of President-elect William Ruto, prompting religious leaders to urge residents to maintain the peace as Kenya waits for further instruction.
Photos - In the weeks leading up to the election, Catholic sisters nationwide have conducted peace campaigns and civic education to avert violence before, during and after the election.
Incarnate Word Sister Mary Magdalene has become a hero for championing peace campaigns in slums around Nairobi to ensure harmony and peaceful coexistence before, during and after Kenya's Aug. 9 elections.