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Somali Christians struggle in Kenya

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The sad thing is that Kenya’s population is nearly 90% Christian. So why people converting to Christianity are fearful of praying and worshipping their God in a Christian country?

In a secluded house just outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, a group of men and women meet at least once a week to worship in secret. Nairobis Eastleigh Estate has become known as Little Mogadishu Their prayer session is simple and conducted in Somali.

Elders take turns to pray or read verses from the Somali bible before a sermon is delivered. There are dozens of Somalis living in Nairobi who have converted from Islam to Christianity. Some say they have been practising Christianity for more than 10 years.

But they live in constant fear of persecution from members of the Somali community, which is predominantly Muslim. There is a sizeable Somali community in Kenya, comprising ethnic Somali Kenyans, and a large number of refugees from Somalia.

Somali Christians struggle in Kenya | Infidels Are Cool

Because their ethnic community is predominantly Muslim.


Written by Claudia

September 5, 2008 at 10:00 am

Posted in Religion, society

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