Former Mosque Leader in Uganda Beaten for Faith in Christ

Muslim relatives urged him to return home for years.

(Update: Bashir Sengendo on Jan. 25 succumbed to his injuries, sources said. The father of four children was 35. The original Jan. 24 story follows below.) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A former mosque leader in eastern Uganda who converted to Christianity is still hospitalized with serious head, back and hand injuries after Muslim relatives […]

Christian Widow, Daughter Beaten Unconscious in Uganda

Muslim extremists who killed husband also tried to kill them in October, mother says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda beat a widow and her 16-year-old daughter unconscious on Dec. 30, leaving the girl unable to walk a year after killing her father, sources said. Suffering from an apparent spinal injury, Oliva Apio has had to discontinue her high school studies, said her injured mother, […]

Mother, Children in Uganda Hanged for Faith in Christ

Absconding Muslim husband suspected.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in central Uganda is suspected of hanging his wife and two children because the young mother and oldest child received Christ after attending Christmas Day and Sunday worship services, sources said. A neighbor on Dec. 28 found Shamira Nakato hanged with her two children, ages 3 and 8, […]

Newly Christian Families Driven from Homes in Uganda

Mother flees Muslim husband; farmer’s plantation destroyed.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman and her children last week fled the violence of her Muslim husband in eastern Uganda, and earlier in a nearby district villagers destroyed a newly believing family’s crops and drove them from their home, sources said. Aisha Nambeya, 27, and her five children ages 9 to 2, […]

Christian Previously Beaten Lured into Lethal Trap, Sources Say

Killing follows prior attempt by relatives to burn him to death.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Brothers of a Christian in eastern Uganda on Nov. 2 lured him to a site more than six hours away where they and other Muslim extremists killed him for leaving Islam, sources said. Police from Kabango town, near Masindi in western Uganda, recovered the body of Mustafa Obbo, burned beyond […]

Pastor Slain for Refusing to Remove Church Building

Tensions high as area Christians take revenge.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Saying a church pastor would “face the wrath from Allah” for refusing to remove his church building, Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda on Oct. 26 killed him on his animals’ grazing fields, sources said. Pastor Stephen Lugwire of Bunangwe estate in the predominantly Muslim area of Nangonde, Namutumba District, had […]

Muslim Extremists Suspected in Killing of Church Elder in Uganda

Police arrest two suspects, looking for others.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda are suspected in the killing of a 60-year-old Christian elder who had led Muslims to Christ, sources said. The decapitated body of Alex Mukasa of Busandha B village, Bukoova Town council in Luuka District, was found on Oct. 17. He had left home on Oct. […]

Muslim Relatives Beat, Starve Christians in Eastern Uganda

Convert escapes being set on fire; mother and child locked in room.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman and her young son on Monday (Oct. 18) escaped the bedroom where her Muslim husband had starved them for two weeks, a day before another Christian convert was beaten but escaped being set aflame, sources said. Muslim relatives on Tuesday (Oct. 19) beat Mustafa Obbo with sticks […]

Pastor Killed for Proclaiming Christ to Muslims, Sources Say

Evangelist had cut back on outreach due to dangers.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two men in eastern Uganda have been charged with murder in the Sept. 12 killing of an evangelist the suspects had harassed and threatened for his role in bringing Muslims to faith in Christ, sources said. Pastor Barnabas Musana’s Church of Christ in Namakoko B village, Nangonde Sub-County had sent […]

Elderly Christian Woman Beaten for Housing Converts from Islam

Assailant poses as pastor seeking to help the persecuted.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An 83-year-old Christian widow in eastern Uganda continues to receive hospital treatment two weeks after Islamic extremists, one posing as a pastor, attacked her, sources said. Harriet Namuganza had given refuge to two Christian young men, 18- and 22-year-old converts from Islam, at her four-bedroom home in Iganga, Iganga District […]