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WHO IS THE LEADER OF KENYA?

The leader of Kenya is President Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of the founding president of Kenya. He came to power in April 2013.

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HOW MANY CHRISTIANS LIVE IN KENYA?

There are 41.7 million Christians in Kenya, and they make up 81.7 per cent of the total population of 51 million. 

WHY ARE CHRISTIANS PERSECUTED IN KENYA?

Christians in Kenya face two main types of persecution: from the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab, which has conducted numerous attacks targeting Christians, and from corruption which is rampant throughout the country. 

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE FOR CHRISTIANS IN KENYA?

Even though Kenya is a majority-Christian country, many Christian communities are affected by persecution. Believers from a Muslim background in the northeast and coastal regions live under constant threat of attack – even from their closest relatives. Organised corruption and crime is also a serious problem; co-opted officials turn a blind eye to the activities of persecutors, which encourages further acts of persecution.

HOW CAN I HELP CHRISTIANS IN KENYA?

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You can give to provide vital support

Open Doors works through local partners and churches in Kenya to support persecuted Christians through leadership and discipleship training, economic empowerment, and trauma care training.  

£30 can provide two days of trauma care training for a church leader or lay leader in Africa, so they can help others begin to recover from their traumatic experiences of persecution.

 
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You can tell others

Sign up for advocacy alerts for updates on how you can be a voice for our persecuted church family. 

 
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You can pray

Brother Andrew, the founder of Open Doors, says, “Our prayers can go where we cannot... There are no borders, no prison walls, no doors that are closed to us when we pray.” 

A PRAYER FOR KENYA

Lord Jesus, thank You for our brothers and sisters in Kenya. May You bring comfort to those who have been traumatised in violent attacks, and turn the hearts of al-Shabaab members to Yourself. Protect all those who follow You, that they may bring Your hope and peace to their communities. 

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