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Kenya: Terrorists raid village, torch church

Kenya is 80% Christian, including over 600,000 Orthodox Christians. 

The website Orthodox Christian Initiative for Africa offers regular news on the Orthodox Church in Kenya and all over the continent.

For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of the persecution of Christians in Kenya, see here.

“Two killed in latest Shabaab attack in Lamu,” by Kalume Kazungu, Nation.Africa, August 22, 2023:

A lorry driver and his co-driver were killed on Tuesday morning following an ambush by suspected al-Shabaab militants near Lango La Simba area on the Lamu-Witu-Garsen road.

Lamu West Deputy County Commissioner Gabriel Kioni said the vehicle was waylaid by the heavily armed militants between 6.30am and 7am.

After stopping them, the attackers slit their throats, killing them on the spot.

Mr Kioni said the terrorists had earlier torched eight houses and a church at Salama village in Lamu West at night.

The militants, believed to be between 30 and 60, raided the villages between 8.30 pm and 11pm on Monday night and stole household items including television sets, solar panels, lamps, maize flour and goats….

Salama Redeemed Gospel Church Pastor Peter Muthengi said, “I had speakers, chairs and many other items inside my church, all of which have been reduced to ashes. I lost property worth Sh300,000. I appeal to the government to find a permanent solution to the insecurity incidents in this place. We’re tired of these recurrent attacks.”

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