The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


7 die at prayer rally

Kenyan church leaders said the government is responsible for seven deaths and injuries to nearly 100 people at a constitution prayer rally June 13 in Nairobi.

Two explosives went off at the rally where people were advocating a no vote for a referendum on the government's draft constitution.

"We are left with no doubt the government, either directly or indirectly, had a hand in this attack. Who else in this country holds explosives?" said Peter Karanja, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya.

The council and others say the proposed constitution would entrench Islamic courts, legalize abortion and lessen religious freedom.


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