Ministry Thankful for Help; Kenya´s Violence Continues

March 27, 2008

After months of horrendous post-election violence, Kenyan president, Mwai Kibaki, agreed to share power with his rival, Raila Odinga. Yet while the two men seem to have found common ground, the rest of the nation has not even begun to recover from the inhumane treatment inflicted on so many victims. And their supporters on both sides remain unconvinced and dissatisfied with the political "solution."

Sylvester O´kango, leader of Kenya Evangelism Team, sent this report to Christian Aid:

"We send our love and gratitude in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to the brethren of Christian Aid. Thank you so much for what you have done for us. All our indigenous missionaries and children do express their appreciation.

We provided blankets, food and clothing to our displaced pastors, and they highly appreciated you for your support.

Despite the fact that there has been crisis in Kenya, you have really been behind us, sending funds to help the displaced people who are the victims of the crisis. As they are living in camps, they do not have bedding, clothing or enough food. Also, their children need to go back to school.

Though there have been peace negotiations, people are still really suffering and being attacked by rebels. There are still tribal clashes going on–people killing each other, burning houses and taking livestock. However, in other parts there is peace, but people have not gone back to their homes–they are still living in camps."