Two Christian Pastors Shot, One Killed, in Northeastern Kenya

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Kenyan security forces secure the African Inland Church after an attack in Kenya’s northern town of Garissa, July 1, 2012. (The Christian Post)

Two Christian pastors were shot in the city of Garissa, Kenya this week. One of the pastors, Abdi Welli, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Christian Post
reported, via Religion of Peace:

Two pastors in Kenya were shot Thursday morning by unknown gunmen who killed one of the men and wounded the other, according to a report from Open Doors, a Christian persecution watchdog.

Open Doors, who has ministry workers in the east Africa country, received information that Pastor Ibrahim Makunyi of the East Africa Pentecostal Church and Pastor Abdi Welli were attacked by the gunmen in the city of Garissa, Kenya. Welli was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital while Pastor Makunyi was immediately rushed to a hospital. Makunyi’s condition was described as stable and out of danger.

Welli, who was evangelized, discipled and mentored by Makunyi, is survived by his wife Hellen and three young sons.

Garissa is a violence-stricken city in northeastern Kenya.

Al-Shabaab, an Islamist terrorist group, has been targeting Christians and Christian churches in the area, Open Doors stated. Last July, terrorists killed 16 people during bombings at two churches in Garissa.

“The attack today is the latest in increasing violence, especially in the Garissa area. It was reported by Open Doors that 22 Christians were killed in incidents last year and over 100 seriously injured or maimed,” said Open Doors USA spokesman Jerry Dykstra.

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  • Maudie N Mandeville

    Obama: “Heh heh.”

  • shadow

    Obama: “Heh heh.”

    Yeah, isn’t Obama from Kenya. That MUST have something to do with it.

  • My son’s favorite preacher is Dr. Solomon Kendagor of Kenya who works with International Students Inc. Last I heard his brother is involved in Christian education in Kenya.

    If he were a Muslim I’m sure that Obama would try to protect him. Since he is a Christian I guess he will have to count on our prayers.

    My wife and I will be praying for the Kendagors today.

  • jcarp

    We should be hearing from the UN HRC any minute now, right?

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  • Finncrisp

    No story here, move on…

    When Christians and Jews are killed, no outrage. Their beliefs make them acceptable targets.

    Persecution continues to rise world wide. MSM sees no harm in the deaths of a few here or there.

  • Ray

    I want Leslie to tell these Islamists she doesn’t like guns.

  • Lilbby

    Religion of Peace. TM

  • bg



    we may never be at war with Islam per se, but that has not deterred
    Islams Islamist spawns resolve to wage a perpetual war against US,
    and all whom they deem to be infidels, including, and most especially,
    their own..


  • bg


    shadow #2 February 8, 2013 at 11:06 am

    ‘Fight the Smears’ Website Admits Obama was Kenyan Citizen

    screen shot:

    [“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.'”]

    “Barry Soetoro”

    [School documents listed Barry Soetoro as an Indonesian citizen born
    in Honolulu, Hawaii on 4 August 1961. Barry’s religion was listed as
    Islam. School documents further record Barry’s father as “L Soetoro
    Ma” who worked as an official of the Director General’s office in the
    TNI Topography division of the Indonesian Army.]

    AP photo of document

    Barry (Dunham) Soetoro aka: Barack Hussein Obama (no Jr.)

    [“In Islam, religion passes from the father to the child. Barack Hussein
    Obama, Sr. [his Kenyan birth father] was a Muslim who named his boy
    Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Only Muslim children are named ‘Hussein’.…
    [Barack Obama’s] stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, was also a Muslim. In fact,
    as Obama’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng explained to Jodi Kantor of the
    New York Times: ‘My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people
    I knew were Muslim.’ An Indonesian publication, the Banjarmasin Post
    reports a former classmate, Rony Amir, recalling that ‘All the relatives
    of Barry’s [Barack’s] father were very devout Muslims.’”]

    just so’s ya knows..


  • bg


    re: #10 February 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm bg

    btw, anyone have an inkling as to what Barry’s “religion” was before
    ex-Muslim Rev Wright “converted” him to Black Liberation Theology,
    i mean, Christianity?? /mega sarc/

    correction re: religion = “poligion”.. /truth sarc/


  • bg
  • more blacks murdered in africa and not a word from the civil rights leaders or the liberals in the entertainment industry. little steven where are you?

  • bg


    Steve Cakouros #3 February 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

    also sending a few prayers their way..


  • bg


    speaking of preachers, the following
    speech is as long as it is powerful..

    “Here’s my solution”


  • shadow

    #10 bg commented:

    Hmmm … bg = birther girl?