Fear Grips Churches in Northeastern Kenya as Muslim Extremists Kill Two Christian Teachers

In coastal Kenya, economic persecution, residents say.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists suspected to be Al Shabaab militants on Wednesday at 1 a.m. (Oct. 10) killed two Christians in northern Kenya, sources said. In Mandera East, in Mandera County on Kenya’s border with Somalia, more than 20 suspected Somali Al Shabaab rebels detonated an Improvised Explosive Device at the block […]

Traumatized Widows in Kenya Face Ordeal of How to Press On

Gruesome Islamic extremist attacks leave lasting scars.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – One year after several Christian women lost their husbands to Islamic extremist attacks in coastal Kenya, they have few means of supporting their children. Gone is the Non-Governmental Organization aid initially offered to them at a camp for internally displaced people. The women, each with three to seven children, left […]

Suspected Al Shabaab Militants Kill Three Christians in Northeast Kenya, Sources Say

Islamic extremists shoot two teachers and wife of one to death.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected members of Islamic extremist group Al Shabaab shot three Christians to death in northeastern Kenya at 1 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 16), sources said. Targeting Kenyans who came from other areas to work in predominantly Somali Wajir, some 100 miles from the Somali border, the suspected terrorists from the […]

Christian Students Knifed, Beaten in High School Clash in Kenya

Muslim boys stab those who refused to convert, source says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim students at a high school in Nairobi on Tuesday night (Jan. 23) beat and stabbed Christians who refused to convert to Islam, a local source said. Tensions had been growing for weeks at Jamhuri High School in northern Nairobi, with Muslims primarily of Somali, Boran and Oromo descent complaining […]

Somali Muslims Break In, Beat Children of Christian Widow in Kenya

Two of three victims spend four days in hospital.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Muslims on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya attacked a Christian widow’s children, ages 13, 17 and 21, leaving two of them seriously injured and still in pain 11 days after the assault, sources said. Hadiya (surname withheld), an immigrant from Somalia, had not yet returned from a trip to […]

Al Shabaab Militants in Kenya Kill Four Christians

Somali Islamic extremists identify non-Muslims for slaughter.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Somali militants from the Islamic extremist Al Shabaab killed four Christians in coastal Kenya on Wednesday (Sept. 6), a local source said. Shaken residents of Bobo village in Lamu County left their homes and slept in the cold of the wilds or in nearby Hindi after Al Shabaab members accompanied […]

Christians in Coastal Kenya Fearful after Slaughter of 13 Non-Muslims

Area Muslims collude with Al Shabaab militants.

  NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Al Shabaab militia over the weekend killed 13 non-Muslims, mostly Christians, in coastal Kenya, sources said. Village Muslims in the Pandanguo settlement of Lamu County helped Islamic extremists from the Somalia-based Al Shabaab identify locations where the Christians resided, a survivor of the attack told Morning Star News from […]

Christian Teacher Killed, another Abducted along with Muslim in Northeastern Kenya

Al Shabaab militants suspected.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected Al Shabaab militants walked into an elementary school compound in northeastern Kenya on May 31 and shot a Christian teacher to death, sources said. Elly Oloo Ojiema was shot at Fafi Primary School in Fafi, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Garissa. “The suspected Al Shabaab militants entered the […]

Christian Killed in Islamic Extremist Attack in Northeastern Kenya

Suspected Al Shabaab rebels shoot two people to death.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Al Shabaab militants are suspected in the killing of two people, at least one a Christian, in a May 12 gun attack in northeastern Kenya, sources said. Five suspected rebels from the Somali Islamic extremist group targeted non-Muslim quarry workers in El Wak, near the Somali border in Kenya’s North […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2016

Jihadists fight under the radar in Africa.

(Morning Star News) – While war in the Middle East dominated international headlines, Islamic extremists in the shadows were taking jihad to Christian civilians in Africa with unprecedented intensity in 2016. In Nigeria, Muslim ethnic Fulanis looked less like nomadic herdsmen and more like well-armed, well-funded jihadist militants. Close Muslim relatives and Islamist village mobs […]