Friday, 10 January 2014

KENYA: Two Mombasa Pastors Killed the Same Day

Date of Bulletin: 8 January 2014


On 19 October 2013, the pastor of Vikwatani Redeemed Gospel Church was shot to death in his church. Pastor Charles Matole, 41, was found slumped in a chair with a Bible in his lap. According to his widow, Clarice, the pastor had received death threats in the months prior to his murder, and people had thrown stones at the church during prayer services. Clarice told a Voice Of the Martyrs (VOM) worker that she thinks her husband was murdered to scare Christians away from the area.

Pastor Ebrahim Kidhatha, who started 36 churches and had recently been named pastor of a new church,  was also killed on Oct. 19. His wife, Sarah, grew concerned when he didn't return from an errand and she could not reach him on his cellphone. Pastor Kidhatha's body was found about 35 miles north of Mombasa.

Both murders are thought to be related to unrest between Christians and Muslims in the region, but no one  has claimed responsibility.

VOM Sources

Please Pray!

  • Please lift up these precious women and their families in prayer, asking God to grant them comfort and peace in their time of grief.
  • Pray that God will protect Christians in this area and give them an intensified burden for reaching the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn the sword and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who are of upright conduct. Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken." Ps. 37:12-15

Kenya is listed on VOM's prayer map as a Monitored Nation - an area being closely monitored by VOM because of a trend toward increased persecution of Christians.

 Below is a video from NTV Kenya reporting the shooting at Redeemed Gospel Church.

You can also watch the video on YouTube by clicking the following link:

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