Bombs Rock Kenya Prayer Rally, 6 Killed

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | Tag Cloud

By George Whitten, Jerusalem Bureau Chief

JERUSALEM/NAIROBI (Worthy News) -- Tensions remained high in Kenya Tuesday, June 15, after two bombs rocked a Christian prayer rally opposing a draft constitution, killing at least six people and injuring at least 100 others.

Sunday's blasts occurred within minutes apart when a Nairobi bishop was leading several thousand attendees in a closing prayer at the end of the gathering, witnesses said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings, but a group of churches in Kenya blamed the government for involvement in the attack.

In a statement, the National Council of Churches of Kenya and 14 other churches said, "Having been informed over and over that the passage of the new constitution during the referendum is a government project, we are left in no doubt that the government, either directly or indirectly, had a hand in this attack. Who else in this country holds explosive devices?"

Government officials had no comment.

While the country’s president and prime minister support the draft constitution, Christian groups oppose it. Christians say the proposed constitution eases restrictions on abortion and endorses a system of Islamic courts that is already in use for Kenya’s Muslim minority.

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2 thoughts on “Bombs Rock Kenya Prayer Rally, 6 Killed”

  1. Praying!

    "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." 2 Timothy 3:12

    Help LORD!

    "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33

    Bless Them LORD

    "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised," Luke 4:18

    And Save Now My God!

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." John 3:16-18

    Thank You Daddy For Answered Prayer

    "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father." Galatians 4:6

    I Love You LORD

    "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
    And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." Deuteronomy 6:4-5

    I Love You

  2. Good Morning,
    Greetings from Australia!
    I edit news Christian news for 106.5 Rhema FM on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
    We are drowing in news of persecution. Please post some good news!!!!!!!!
    Stan Hunt

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