Monday, 2 July 2012

Church condemns acts of terrorism in Kenya

Church leaders and Politicians among them the Vice-President of Kenya Mr Kalonzo Musyoka (left) in a prayer service at Uhuru Park recently.

Church condemns acts of terrorism in Kenya
A Church organization in Nairobi has condemned in strongest terms acts of terrorism directed against innocent citizen especially those in places of worship as it happened in Garrisa town.

On Sunday, July 01 unknown people believed to be Al-Shabaab members attacked two Churches in the town and killed 17 people using grenades and guns they snatched from Police officers who were stationed at one of the Churches.

The Federation  of Evangelical and indigenous Christian Churches of Kenya (FEICCK)  through its Chairman Bishop Dr.Joseph Methu through a press statement they distributed to newsrooms in the Kenyan capital on Monday, July 02 stated that the trend of maiming and killing innocent people must be stopped immediately by the Government of Kenya and the International community.

The statement added that the Church sees mischief on the manner of which the issue of security was being handled by the country`s security agents.
The Church said that should this trend of killing innocent people in places of worship continue then the Church may have to declare this period as a dispensation of persecution by criminals and religious fundamentalists.

``We in the federation feel that this fight against enemies of peace and tranquility must be fought consistently as this pandemic may consume the whole Nation if it is not taken seriously``, read part of the statement.
On Sunday the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims through their National Chairman Prof.Abdulghafur El-Busaidy condemned the Sunday Garrisa incident and said tat Muslims and Islam does not support and share ideas on any terrorism related activities.

Meanwhile five people among them a former Military officer Mr. Godfery Oruka Ajuala were injured by thugs on the night of Sunday,July 01 when  thugs who met anyone on the Bumala-Ejinja road  in the Kenya -Uganda border county of Busia slashed them.Area residents are calling on the Police Commissioner Mr.Mathew Iteere to open more police posts in the area especially,Bujumba location as crime in the vicinity has skyrocketed to a higher level.

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