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KENYA: Somali Pastor Beaten

The Somali pastor of an underground church in Kenya near the Somali border suffered a broken thigh bone and other injuries after Muslim extremists beat him with wooden clubs on the evening of Friday 8 March. Pastor Abdul, a 30-year-old father of three, had finished

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KENYA: Christian Family Bribed to Convert then Attacked

A Christian family living just outside Nairobi, Kenya has been facing attack and threats by a local group of Muslims. Hassan has been beaten on multiple occasions, the most recent attack occurred on 19 January. His family has received constant death threats and bribes to

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KENYA: Murdered for Not Reciting Islamic Creeds

Two bus passengers were executed on 14 September when they failed to recite Muslim prayers. The men were travelling to the town of Garissa when their bus was pulled over by seven Al-Shabaab militants. The passengers were ordered to show ID and three non-locals were

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KENYA: Students Attacked in High School Clash

On the night of 23 January, several students at a high school beat and stabbed fellow classmates for refusing to convert to Islam. Tensions had been growing for weeks at Jamhuri High School in northern Nairobi due to the complaints of the Muslim students –

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KENYA: Residents Call for Enhanced Security

Residents of Lamu County held protests on 6 and 7 September demanding enhanced security measures after four men were beheaded and several houses raided by suspected members of the Somali Islamist terror group, al Shabaab. Residents were reportedly angered by police inaction after reporting the

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KENYA: Three Killed in al-Shabaab Attack

At least three men were beheaded and several houses torched on 18 August during an early morning raid on a village on the northern coast of Kenya by members of the Somali Islamist terror group, al-Shabaab. The gunmen reportedly struck Maleli Village in Lamu County

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KENYA: Al-Shabaab Militants Kill Seven Christian Men

Al-Shabaab militants have led a series of attacks in Kenya’s Lamu County. Between 5 and 8 July, militants raided three villages, Pandanguo, Jima, and Poromoko, killing three police officers as well as seven Christian men: Said Mbigo, Matei Mlatia, Peter Mburu, Teresio Munyi, Mwangangi Muneni, Katana Karisa

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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

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KENYA: Christians Fear Imminent Attack

Al-Shabaab militants appear to have stepped up their campaign of violence in areas bordering Somalia – and Christians in the city of Mandera believe they could be the next target. “The Christians living in Mandera are living in great fear of an imminent attack,” one

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The Bitter Gospel

It took a horrific attack on her church for Emily to realise that her understanding of God was wrong. Three years ago, her bishop asked her to move to a new church plant near Mombasa, Kenya. The Joy in Jesus Church in Likoni was struggling,

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KENYA: Al Shabaab Claims the Lives of Six Christians

An attack in the early hours of 6 October in north-east Kenya by al Shabaab militants resulted in the murder of six Christians. The militant group’s own radio station, Radio Andalus, reports that the grenade and gun attack on a residential compound in Mandera, on

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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

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KENYA: Al Shabaab Kills Christians

In a four-hour pre-dawn raid on 31 January, Islamic extremist al Shabaab rebels killed at least four Christians in a coastal Kenyan village. Two were shot, one was beheaded and at least one was killed when his house was set on fire. Still others were

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