The Diocesan Kenya Anglican Men’s Association is an association for men in the Anglican Church of Kenya, formed with a view of brining all men together into a living personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ in a manner that would enable growth and live in totality. It is one of the evangelistic arms of the diocese whose members are enrolled at the diocesan level and participates at the parish/ church level. It’s a gender based group that focuses on the issues regarding men at the Diocesan level. Its current membership stands at about 3000 registered members. The objectives of the Department are:
(i) Promotion of God’s kingdom and set forth his glory.
(ii) Helping its members grow in spirit, mind and body and be mature in faith for every good work.
(iii) Encouraging members to play an active role into the mission of the church. (iv) Encouraging Christian principles in national, civic and community life. (v) Encouraging members to undertake acts of Christian services for the distressed, disadvantaged and the challenged.
(vi) Encouraging members to use the gifts God has given them as stewards of Gods. (vii) Encouraging members to use their resources in supporting the work of the church. (viii) Encouraging Anglican lay men and women to play positive roles in political, social and economic life of the nation.
(ix) Honouring the institution of marriage as ordained by God and promote Christian family values.
(x) Promotion of Christian fellowship, love and unity in the church and the society and promote spiritual enthusiasm among members.
The key achievements of KAMA are:
(i) Organised seminars and tours for members for exposure and to enhance learning. Noted among these were a trip to Israel in 2006 and an exposure visit to Rwanda in 2015. (ii) Organization of the annual KAMA week.
(iii) Establishment of a project to develop residential houses as part of its income generating initiatives. So far it has raised Kshs. 7.9 million towards the project.
The key challenges for KAMA are:
(i) Generational gaps between the young and the elderly.
(ii) Contemporary challenges facing the family.
(iii) Conflict between Christianity and traditional practices.
(iv) Lack of appropriate mentorship mechanisms for the boy child.
(v) Impact of alcohol and drug abuse among the men.