Christian Convert in Somalia Wounded, Loses Family

Muslim relatives attack him after learning of his faith.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in Somalia was seriously wounded for putting his faith in Christ this month and lost his wife and five children, sources said. Mohammad Abdul, 40, survived a knife attack by his Muslim relatives on the outskirts of Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia’s Lower Juba region, on […]

Al Shabaab Suspected in Killing of Six Christians in Somalia

Merchants were spreading gospel among Muslims, sources say.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Six Kenyan merchants killed by suspected militants from the Islamic extremist Al Shabaab on Friday (March 29) in the Somali border town of Dhobley were likely attacked for spreading Christianity, sources said. The six secret Christians had been selling plastic utensils and other household goods in Dhobley, in Somalia’s Lower […]

Somali Pastor of Underground Church in Kenya Wounded

Wife and son injured in separate assaults.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Somali pastor of a secret fellowship in Kenya is still recovering from an infected wound after attacks on him, his wife and child for leaving Islam, he said. The 33-year-old pastor, who was still in pain this week as he received medical treatment for wounds on his hand and […]

Muslim Extremists Kill Six Christians in Coastal Kenya

Somali militants suspected in attacks in southeastern county.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists in Kenya, including suspected militants from Somalia, killed six Christians in southeastern Kenya between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 3), sources said. Members and sympathizers of Somali militant group Al Shabaab were suspected of joining local Muslim extremists in attacks in Widho, Majembeni Mpeketoni, in […]

Ethnic Somali Muslims in Kenya Break Pastor’s Leg

Underground Christian leader still in pain three weeks after attack.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Somali-born pastor in Kenya is still in severe pain after ethnic Somali Muslims in northeastern Kenya beat him on Dec. 3 for leaving Islam, sources said. The pastor, whose name is withheld for security reasons, said the four Kenyan-born, ethnic Somalis attacked him on a road near Wajir town, […]

Muslim Boys in Somalia Beat Christian’s 7-Year-Old Son

Convert says family has been ‘hunted’ for years.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Christian in Somalia long persecuted for his faith had not seen his children attacked until this month, when an assault on his 7-year-old son sent him to the hospital for three days. The convert from Islam told Morning Star News he had finished a Bible study with other underground […]

Radical Muslims Beat 21-Year-Old Christian Woman Unconscious in Kenya

Family of Somali descent fled persecution in Nairobi last year.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Muslims in Isiolo, Kenya last month beat unconscious a 21-year-old Christian woman, a member of a family from Somalia that fled persecution in Nairobi in 2019, sources said. In the June 4 attack on Fozia (surname withheld), seven assailants also broke two teeth of her 19-year-old sister, Asha, […]

Three Christian Teachers Killed in Northeast Kenya, Sources Say

Al Shabaab militants select non-local Christians for execution.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Somali Al Shabaab rebels killed three Christian teachers in northeast Kenya at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 13), sources said. “One of the attackers said, ‘We cannot allow infidels to teach our children,’ and there and then fired at three teachers as I managed to escape through the […]

Christian Mother in Somalia Divorced, Beaten

Muslim husband discovers her Bible.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The husband of a 32-year-old mother of two children in Somalia had just discovered that his wife owned a Bible and demanded that she reveal who had given it to her. “I told my husband that I found the Bible in Nairobi and wanted to read it,” the secret Christian […]

Pastor of Underground Church in Kenya Beaten Unconscious

Relocated family seeks safe home.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The Somali pastor of an underground church in Kenya near the Somali border suffered a broken thigh bone and other injuries after Muslim extremists beat him with wooden clubs on Friday night (March 8), sources said. Pastor Abdul (surname withheld for security reasons), a 30-year-old father of three, had finished […]