Two Christians Killed in Church Burning in Uganda

Evangelist slashed in separate attack.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two Christians died when Muslim extremists on Thursday (May 5) set fire to a church building in southern Uganda, sources said. Most of the Christians holding an all-night prayer vigil had left when the structure of Holy Healing Ministry International Church in the city of Jinja’s Mpumudde ward was set […]

Young Mother Knifed on Easter for Becoming Christian

Muslim husband has absconded, sources say.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A young mother of two in eastern Uganda sustained deep knife wounds on Easter Sunday (April 17) when her Muslim husband discovered she had converted to Christianity, sources said. Zaina Gimbo, 26, of Sirinya B Island in Lake Victoria, Mayuge District, had put her faith in Christ on April 2, […]

Head of Islamic School Burned, Fired for Becoming Christian

Muslim colleagues overhear him praying in Christ’s name.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The headteacher of a private Islamic school in eastern Uganda suffered third-degree burns and was fired after staff members heard him praying as a Christian, he said. Yusufu Mwanje led Ibunbaz Primary School in Bugiri town, Bugiri District until he lost his job after the attack on April 2. Mwanje […]

Muslim Sheikh Poisoned after Converting to Christianity

Wife and children leave him for becoming ‘infidel.’

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A former sheikh (Islamic teacher) in eastern Uganda was poisoned on Saturday (April 2), shortly after his wife learned he had converted to Christianity, he said. Hiire Sadiki, 56, of Masjidi Uthuman at Nawanjofu village, Butaleja District, said from his hospital bed that he put his faith in Christ on […]

Family Sprayed with Acid for Leaving Islam

In same district, former mosque leader beaten.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Upset over conversions to Christianity, hardline Muslims in an area of eastern Uganda this month sprayed a newly Christian family with acid and beat a former mosque leader, sources said. In Intonko village, Namutumba District, Muslim relatives on March 8 sprayed acid on Juma Waiswa, 38, his 32-year-old wife Nasimu […]

Hardline Muslims Kill Evangelist at Open-Air Event

Speaker cited Koran in campaign in Uganda.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Hardline Muslims who grew furious at the preaching of a speaker at an open-air evangelistic event last week in eastern Uganda beat him to death and burned his body, sources said. John Michael Okero was quoting verses from the Koran about Christ on Feb. 28 in Kadungulu village, Serere District […]

New Christian Seriously Injured after Church Service

Muslim 20-year-old accepted Christ that morning.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Before Sadi Bwanga could make it home from the church service in eastern Uganda where he had just put his faith in Christ, Muslim relatives found out and intercepted him. Bwanga, 20, had prayed to receive Christ at the Feb. 6 church service in Kadama, Kibuku District that morning, said […]

Evangelist Beaten, Tied Up to Be Burned for Converting

Muslim relatives attack after funeral.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim relatives of a Christian evangelist on Feb. 6 beat and tied him up to be burned to death after he returned home for a funeral in eastern Uganda, he said. Malingumu Bruhan, 34, returned to Kaliro District for his grandfather’s funeral in Muhira village, Nawaikoke, and then accepted his […]

Christian Apologist Beaten Unconscious in Kampala, Uganda

Muslim extremists tried to kill him prior to debate, he says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists on Saturday (Jan. 29) stopped an evangelist on his way to participate in a debate about Christianity and Islam in Kampala, Uganda and beat him unconscious, he said. Charles Kamya, 43, said he was about 300 meters from the open-air debate site in the Bwaise area of Kampala […]

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 […]