NAIROBI, August 18, 2004 ( – In the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Catholic Archbishop Raphael Ndingi Mwana ‘a Nzeki led a silent pro-life march last August 14. Simultaneous marches were planned in at least six Kenyan cities in what has become an annual pro-life event. The Nairobi march took place peacefully at Uhuru Park and featured prayers, sermons, songs and poetry recitals.  In Kenyan law, abortion is illegal unless a doctor confirms that the life of the mother is in jeopardy. However, Kenya is in the process of drawing up a new constitution and may bend to international pressure in spite of the Kenyan people’s strong disapproval of abortion.  Last week’s pro-life marches across Kenya brought together Catholics, evangelicals and mainstream Protestant churches. Pastor John Magangi of Nairobi Lighthouse Church told reporters that while street marches were “definitely not enough” to combat abortion, they were “better than nothing.” The Moslem communities of Kenya are also unanimous in opposing abortion.  See additional coverage: Pro-lifers Oppose New Push to Legalize Abortion in Kenya jmo