ICC Note: Persecution in Ethiopia and Kenya occurs primarily in Muslim-dominated pockets around the country, which carries a predominantly nominally Christian population. The following Morning Star News report tells of a Kenyan Muslim convert to Christianity from Moyale near the Kenya border in southern Ethiopia whose in-laws are cutting him off from access to his wife and children because of his faith in Christ. This story becomes all-too-common across the Muslim world when people come out of Islam and come to Christ – they often face rejection, abandonment, and shunning from their families. Meanwhile in Muslim-dominated pockets of Oromia region, radical Muslims have capitalized on the chaos that large-scale government protests have created in the area to persecute Christians. Believers is Siraro District have faced church arson for their evangelism efforts.
4/5/16 Ethiopia (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in Kenya who put his faith in Christ last November has lost his wife and children, and now he fears for his life.
When his wife was hospitalized last October, Abdu Godana, 35, could not have guessed that the healing she received after an evangelist’s prayer would lead to losing her, his 7-year-old son and his 5-year-old daughter.
On the Kenyan side of Moyale, a town that shares a border with Ethiopia, Godana’s wife had received treatment for an unspecified illness for three weeks at Moyale District Hospital without any improvement when he took her home. Soon thereafter they received a visit from an evangelist with the Evangelical Christian Church of Africa (ECCA), who prayed for her.