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Kenya's Lutherans offer shelter

The Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church has camps in Mathare and Kiambiyu for people displaced by violence following the Dec. 27 presidential election.

Church members distributed food, mosquito nets, soap and more, said George Arende, KELC communications director.

“Our role was to fill in the gaps of other humanitarian organizations on the ground,” he said.

To help, ELCA International Disaster Response sent $10,000.

Arende said the government asked people in camps to return home, but many are unwilling because the food supply is low, “the current situation is still volatile,” and they hope for government compensation that’s unlikely to materialize.


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