|Bishop Justus of Gospel Lighthouse International in Kenya is no stranger to the violence of election tribal violence in Kenya. When driving through Burnt Forest during electoral clashes in previous elections, his vehicle was stopped and he and his wife were seriously assaulted. They were left for dead and it is truly a miracle that he survived.
Now, with fresh elections imminent he is under threat again. The undertone of threat and violence is not being reported in the media, but Justus has again left his rural home to find security in his nearest town. This has meant renting rooms in a secure and protected property.
He told us that in his village, political activists have been going from house to house threatening people concerning the outcome of the election. If the result is not to their liking, it is feared that there will be ethnic tribal repercussions. Having been within an inch of his life in previous clashes, his fears are understandable.
With a shortage of funds, Bishop Justus appealed to Woodland Christian Trust for financial assistance and we have been able to help him secure a safe haven for one month, by which time any potential threat and danger will have hopefully passed.
Shadrack Mudenyo writes "My message to you, please pray with us as we enter the elections. Pray that there will be peace and there will be no cases of blood shed, violence and tribal clashes, as it has always been with elections in Kenya in the past. Thank you."
Please pray for peace in Kenya at this potentially volatile time