Imam Arrested in Killing of Christian Convert in Eastern Uganda

Mosque leader detained after issuing threat.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An imam who threatened a convert from Islam in eastern Uganda has been arrested in connection with the killing of the 28-year-old Christian, sources said. Laurence Maiso’s body was found at his house, his head in a pool of blood, on Jan. 27 at around 5 p.m. in Numuseru village, […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2015

Islamic violence accelerates in countries not known for religious conflict.

(Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist violence in countries not known for religious tensions, majority-Christian Kenya and Uganda, topped Morning Star News’ stories in 2015. While the Islamic State terrorized Christians in Syria, Iraq and Libya, and Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria killed innocent civilians in the shadow of Boko Haram, in northeast Kenya Al […]

Pastor Hacked to Death, Bible Study Members Poisoned in Eastern Uganda

Four family members, pregnant neighbor die after eating tainted food.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor in eastern Uganda was hacked to death on Wednesday (Dec. 23) as he and other church members resisted an effort by Muslims to take over their land, area church leaders said. In Nansololo village near Mazuba, in Namutumba District, Muslims erected a boundary fence with poles and barbed […]

Muslim Extremists in Eastern Uganda Kill Christian Policeman, Kidnap Three Children

Bloodshed continues for converts in heavily Islamic region.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists in eastern Uganda on Tuesday (Dec. 8) set a deadly trap for a Christian policeman who had left Islam, and the next day other hard-line Muslims kidnapped three children from another convert in a nearby village, sources said. More than 20 Muslim extremists in the Komodo area of […]

Suspected Hard-line Muslims in Eastern Uganda Kill Christian in Sword Attack

Father of five supported 10 children abandoned for leaving Islam.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Christian father of five in eastern Uganda who supported 10 children whose families had disowned them for leaving Islam was killed on Wednesday night (Dec. 2). One of three men who attacked Patrick Ojangole at 9:30 p.m. reproached him for failing to heed a warning to cease his Christian […]

Young Woman in Uganda Beaten, Disowned for Putting Faith in Christ

Father persuaded not to kill her.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The father of a young Muslim woman in east Uganda on Thursday (Nov. 12) tried to beat her to death after she became a Christian, but community leaders intervened and limited him to disowning her, sources said. Kibida Muyemba learned that his 21-year-old daughter, Namusisi Birye, had put her faith […]

Bloodshed in Eastern Uganda Continues as Christian Mother of Eight Is Slain

Assailants upset at her husband leaving Islam.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslims in eastern Uganda angry at a Christian for leaving Islam killed his wife on Monday (Oct. 19), a month after his brother was killed for the same reason, sources said. Mamwikomba Mwanika, mother of three adult children and five others ranging in age from 17 to 9, died en […]

Evangelist in Eastern Uganda Killed after Muslim-Christian Debate

Islamists had threatened church lay leader.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamists upset by a Christian-Muslim debate are suspected in the killing of a long-time evangelist in eastern Uganda who led many Muslims to Christ, sources said. The mutilated body of Samson Nfunyeku was found close to his home in Kalampete village, Kibuku District early on Sept. 23, after the latest […]

College Student in Uganda Whose Family Left Islam Is Beaten, Raped

Assailants spoke of killing her, 19-year-old says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Three men eat and raped a 19-year-old Catholic woman in Uganda last week, sources said. The student at St. Mary’s Teachers College in Bukedea, in the district of the same name about 50 miles from Mbale in Eastern Uganda, said she was returning from class on Sept. 9 when she […]

Muslim Relatives Attack Mother, Sons in Uganda for Turning to Christ

Husband who beat, strangled wife leaves her and son for dead.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in eastern Uganda beat and left for dead his wife and 18-year-old son on Tuesday (Aug. 11) after learning they had converted to Christianity, area sources said. Issa Kasoono beat and strangled his wife, Jafalan Kadondi, in Nsinze village, Namutumba District, but she survived, said a source who requested […]