One week from today, August 8th, nearly 19 million Kenyans will go to the poll to vote on a president. Elections in Kenya are always a tense exercise and this election seems to be no different.
It was almost 10 years ago when a Kenyan election very nearly turned into a genocidal war. Thousands were killed, tens of thousands injured and hundreds of thousands lost everything except their life. God graciously pulled the country of Kenya back right before she went over the cliff. Kenya is still suffering and recovering from that election.
We do not believe that this election will be a repeat of 2007 but unfortunately as we get closer to the election date the tension amongst some in the country is growing. Most Kenyans want nothing more than peace but at times politicians and tribal kingpins have a way of causing people to not think clearly.
In the last couple of days there have been some disturbing events that have taken place that have caused great concern. Kenya has gone to an electronic voting system for this election. The man given the task of overseeing this system and ensuring that all the necessary precautions were in place for the vote to be credible was found tortured and then murdered. There was no effort made to camouflage this killing as an accident, his body was dumped in a place where he was sure to be found. The killers seemed determined to send a chilling message that they will stop at nothing to ensure the outcome they desire.
We have been meeting together as a church each Saturday morning over the past month asking God for peace in the country and unity in the church. It has been a special time of prayer for the church and we will continue these prayer meetings as long as necessary.
We ask that you continue to pray for this election and specifically that God’s hand of protection will be upon all the churches, that they will remain unified regardless of tribal identity.
YOUR PRAYERS ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AT THIS TIME!!!
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