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KENYA: Relatives Beat Christian Unconscious

A Christian of Somali descent in Kenya is unable to see or eat after Muslim relatives beat him unconscious on 7 February outside Nairobi.

The relatives indicated to 26-year-old Hassan (last name withheld for security reasons) that they ambushed him because they had learned that he and others were holding mid-week Christian devotional times in their home.

Hassan and his 15-year-old brother were on their way at 9am to Sunday worship at a church whose building is 10 kilometres from their home when they were attacked.

As the brothers made their way down a pathway off Ngong Road, their uncles hit Hassan from behind, he said. His brother said one of the attackers was a relative who lives 40 kilometres from them, on the other side of Nairobi.

“They hit me with a blunt object, and I fell down bleeding,” Hassan said. “Then they stepped on my stomach, and while I was struggling, another hit me on my head. I was not able to know what happened after that point. I just woke up to find my mother screaming for help.”

Hassan declined to name the relatives, saying he feared they would kill him.

“Please pray for us, that God will continue protecting us and heal my son at this trying moment,” Hassan’s mother said. “We have to move away from this area for the sake of our lives.”

Source: Morning Star News

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Hassan’s family as they seek a safe place to live.
  • Pray that Hassan’s life and forgiveness will be a witness to his Muslim family members, turning them to Christ.
  • Pray that such attacks will not breed hatred or a desire for revenge among Christians, but will produce in them patience, perseverance and the likeness of Christ (1 Peter 2:20-23).

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