Jump directly to the content

Pastors Sue Kenyan Government Over Lack Of Protection

Church attacks by Islamist extremists have Christians worried the nation may go the way of Nigeria.

Protestant churches in Kenya are suing the country's federal government, alleging a lack of help and protection following recent attacks.

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) filed suit over riots that shook Mombasa in August and destroyed four local churches. The NCCK is seeking greater protection from the East African government, claiming that it is failing in its constitutional obligation to protect all citizens.

"The government bears full responsibility for the violation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the victims who are under its care," said Peter Karanja, general secretary of the NCCK.

NCCK claims that the violence was politically and religiously motivated, led by the Somalia-based Al Shabab extremist group.

The NCCK is also seeking response from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

CT previously reported a grenade attack against a Kenyan church in July, as well as a prayer rally protesting revisions to the Kenyan constitution.

Related Topics:Africa
Posted:September 18, 2012 at 2:23PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.

Leave a Comment

Use your Christianity Today login to leave a comment on this article.
Not part of the community? Subscribe now, or register for a free account.
Login
or
Subscribe
or
Register
Recent Posts
Israeli Military's Call-Up of Arab Christians Labeled 'Intimidation'
Attempt at increasing recruits ten-fold occurs against backdrop of stalled peace talks, Hamas-PLO reconciliation.
James Dobson's Birthday Gift: Latest Court Victory Over Obamacare Contraception
In shadow of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby hearing, judge rules in favor of Family Talk.
Bill Gothard Breaks Silence on Harassment Claims by 30 Women
(UPDATED) Popular seminar speaker: 'I have failed to live out some of the very things that I have taught.'
New Poverty-Fighting Alliance Launches
World Relief, Germany-based PartnerAid combine to grow programs, donor base.