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ICC Note:

In Juba, South Sudan, a Kenyan Bishop was brutally murdered while visiting a local church. This comes quickly on the heels of the government declaring that they will strongly enforce rules in order to curb climbing crime rates. This rising crime rate has led to major safety concerns for all Christians in South Sudan. They need constant prayer for safety, as nowhere is safe. Our prayers go out to the family of the deceased for comfort and strength in this time of grief.


06/28/2017 South Sudan(TheEastAfrican) –A Kenyan cleric was murdered on Friday morning at a church in Munuki, a suburb in South Sudan’s capital, police said.

Brigadier Daniel Justin, the police spokesperson, said several suspects had been arrested in connection with the killing of Bishop Joel Mwendwa.

“We went to the place of the incident and some of the suspects have been arrested,” he told a local radio station. “What we understand is that he was killed using a panga [machete], but we are waiting for a medical report.”



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