A church in Kenya, Millennium SDA Church, was vandalized last Wednesday night. The church has been involved in a lawsuit over the ownership of the land on which the church is built. The church believes that this attack was committed by a group of thugs hired by their opposition in the case. The Church which has nearly 1,000 members must now try to rebuild their building while still paying for costs in the lawsuit. These kinds of tactics are commonly used in other countries where Christianity is a minority. It puts a financial strain on the church so that they will have to give up the lawsuit. We pray that they are able to rebuild the church and the lawsuit can be finished with complete justice.
2017-11-20 Kenya (AllAfrica) A church at the centre of a land tussle was destroyed on Wednesday night at Jogoo area in Kisii Town.
Church officials said hired goons descended on Millennium SDA Church and vandalised it.
The church has more than 1,000 members and it cost them more than Sh800,000 to put up the structure, church elder Joseph Otwori told journalists on Thursday.
He said he was woken up at 11.30 pm by a guard at the facility.
“I immediately mobilised some members who rushed here but they found the thugs escaping through the back gate,” Mr Otwori said.
He condemned the destruction.
Mr Otwori said the court had not given any orders for the church’s demolition and expressed surprise at the turn of events.
“The case has been in court and it granted us the status quo until the matter is determined legally,” he said.