Report from Sylvester Okang´o : Kenya Evangelism Team

February 05, 2008

Bishop Sylvester Okang´o, leader of Kenya Evangelism Team, writes:

"We are still in huge need in our ministry and country, as the post-election violence has claimed hundreds of lives and thousands of homes and churches.

In Mt. Elgon there have been many killings, and the town of Gitwamba was totally burnt down. All of our KET churches were destroyed and all members ran away. Our two churches in Eldoret and 15 churches in Mount Elgon are severely affected, and members of those churches are homeless. We are trying to help with our little resources, but we need more support to help.

There has been no peace since the time we held general elections on December 27, 2007. The voting was done peacefully, but after that the devil confused everything. There was no truth in announcing the real winner. So people started rioting, killing people, burning houses, shops, vehicles and looting. There is no security. People are living in much fear, not knowing what might come next."