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KENYA: Christian Teacher Shot Dead in Front of his Pupils

Al-Shabaab militants walked into Fafi Primary School, 95 km from Garissa, and shot dead a Christian teacher, Elly Oloo Ojiema ─ right in front of his pupils. They kidnapped another Christian teacher, Joseph Kamau, and a Muslim colleague who tried to protect him.

The Muslim teacher of Somali descent who was abducted tried to shield Joseph, saying he was prepared to die with him. “We are going to teach you a lesson for protecting the infidels,” his kidnappers told him. The militants also beat Muslims of Somali descent at the school as a punishment for associating with Christians.

Local pastors are now calling on the Kenyan Government to provide more security for the Christian community. Al-Shabaab militants appear to have stepped up their campaign of violence in areas bordering Somalia in the past few weeks.

Sources: Release International, Morning Star News

  • Pray that God will comfort, protect and provide for Elly’s family.
  • Pray for the safe and swift return of Joseph and his Muslim friend. Thank God for the way that his friend stood up to the militants, at huge personal cost.
  • Pray for our Christian family in north-east Kenya who are under extreme pressure and living in fear. Pray that God will uphold them with His “righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
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6 Responses to KENYA: Christian Teacher Shot Dead in Front of his Pupils

  1. Akeke Rex 22 June 2017 at 5:42 pm #

    My prayer for the safe return of Joseph and his Muslim friend. May our Lord Jesus Christ also give comfort and peace to Elly’s family. Lord please hear our prayers.

    • Voice of the Martyrs 28 June 2017 at 11:21 am #

      Amen.

  2. Jackie Sullivan 22 June 2017 at 8:11 pm #

    Father it is such a privilege to be able to come in your name and pray for Joseph because of his faith in you. I pray for your protection for each of these men. Provide for their families in their absence and bring them home safely in your mighty name. Amen

    • Voice of the Martyrs 28 June 2017 at 11:20 am #

      Amen.

  3. Pastor George K Sirma 23 June 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    Praying that God will intervene and provide for them away out, God will not forsake or leave them, I pray that God will help you Christians, Psalm 12 1.

    • Voice of the Martyrs 28 June 2017 at 11:17 am #

      Thank you and God bless.

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