map-of-kenya

 

Two Protestant pastors were murdered in Kenya over weekend in two separate attacks, Agence France-Press reported.

 

Charles Matole, leader of Mombasa’s Vikwatani Redeemed Gospel Church, was found with a Bible still on his lap. Shot from behind from a pistol found at the scene, nothing was reported stolen, Matole may have been followed home.

 

“We found him with blood oozing from the head,” choir member Morris Ali told Sapa-AFP.

 

“He had received threatening death messages from unknown people. It was reported to the police but it was later concluded that the threats were sent by fraudsters from inside prisons,” his wife, Claris Matole said of the case.

 

Ebrahim Kidata, a Pentecostal pastor in Kilifi, north of Mombasa, where pastor Kidata of the East African Pentecostal Churches was found murdered in a patch of bushes.

 

Kidata appeared to have been strangled but police have offered few details.

 

This area has fallen to violence recently, leading to the killing of a Muslim leader and four others. Riots followed and a Salvation Army Church was attacked and burned as Muslims then clashed with police.

 

Kenya is a nation of 43 million comprised of approximately 45% Protestant, 30% Catholic, and 10% Muslim.

 

The Global Dispatch

 

Follow VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on Facebook and Twitter

 


Viewpoints expressed herein are of the article’s author(s), or of the person(s) or organization(s) quoted or linked therein, and do not necessarily represent those of The Olive Branch Report

Subscribe to my daily newsletter, and join hundreds of daily readers and receive news and relevant commentary

Don't forget to follow The Olive Branch Report on Facebook and TwitterNow available on your Amazon Kindle Device. Please help spread the word about us, share our articles on your favorite social networks.

If you value what you see on The Olive, please consider donating, any amount helps. We derive NO revenue from this site, and upkeep is expensive.

donate to tobr

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

One small voice cries out for the Persecuted Church. More than 100,000,000 Christians around the world are at risk of persecution. It has become one of the worst humanitarian crises on the planet, today! It is ”a crisis point in history” that can no longer be overlooked, or millions more will suffer! Sadly it’s a crisis that not enough people realize exists. Unfortunately the western media rarely reports the extreme persecution inflicted on our Christian brothers and sisters, worldwide. We are called by our God to stand up for all who are destitute, to remember the prisoners as if imprisoned ourselves and to be a VOICE for the persecuted Church! Join us, we CAN make a difference! For the latest news, information and updates, follow us at www.voiceofthepersecuted.org