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Kenyan Church Groups Blame Gov’t for Rally Blasts

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The church leaders say the Kenyan government has hand in the attack on a rally organized by them. The church leaders organized the rally to protest the proposed constitution in which Islamic courts are recognized and abortion legalized.

By Aaron J. Leichman

06/15/2010 Kenya (The Christian Post)-Leaders of the National Council of Churches of Kenya and 14 other churches and groups have accused Kenya ’s government of having a hand in the two explosions that killed six people and injured over a hundred during a rally Sunday against the country’s proposed constitution.

“Having been informed over and over that the passage of the new constitution during the referendum is a government project, we are left in no doubt that the government, either directly or indirectly, had a hand in this attack,” read a statement signed by leaders of the churches and groups.

The leaders vowed to continue mobilizing and educating Kenyans to reject the proposed constitution, which would legalize abortion and also give constitutional recognition to Islamic courts in a country where Muslims account for only about 12 percent of the population and Christians account for over 70 percent.

Another rally, meanwhile, has been scheduled for Thursday at the same location to rally prayers for families of the six who died and the more than 100 who were wounded.

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