Most Kenyans are Christian, but violence against Christians has increased in recent years – predominantly at the hands of Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, which continues to target Christians in regions near the border with Somalia, where the group is based. Militants cross into Kenya to raid towns or attack buses, where they separate Christians from Muslims, and execute the Christians. In April 2015, Al-Shabaab slaughtered 147 students at Garissa University, and Christians were singled out and killed.

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‘I need God to help me forget’

‘I need God to help me forget’

The chairman of Garissa University College’s Christian Union, who survived the April 2 Al-Shabaab attack in which 148 students were killed, has pleaded for prayer for the physical and psychological healing of survivors. “Please pray for us… Many saw sights too horrible to describe,” said 21-year-old Frederick Gitonga. “Pray for […]

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Al-Shabaab targets Christians in Kenyan college attack

Al-Shabaab targets Christians in Kenyan college attack

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Kenyan coast Christians fear for lives as local politicians appear to be linked to Al-Shabaab

Kenyan coast Christians fear for lives as local politicians appear to be linked to Al-Shabaab

After at least 65 people were killed a month ago on June 15 in the predominantly Christian town of Mpeketoni, 40km inland from Kenya’s mainly Muslim coastal strip, attacks in the area have continued. Now residents are sleeping in a nearby prison because they are scared to stay at home. […]

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