Saturday, 12 August 2017
Update 5 - Kenyan Presidential Elections 2017
The Kenya Red Cross has said that 24 people have been killed during the protests & 93 have been treated for injuries. A majority of these were in Kibera (a slum area in Nairobi), in Siaya, & in Kisumu.
Our church in Rongo has been directly affected as well. The Pastor called us this evening to let us know that protestors had uprooted the church's sign & had thrown it into the middle of the road to make a road block. The Pastor told us that the streets were all on fire with burning tires & other debris.
We have been in contact with many of our churches, & so far everyone is safe although there has been some minor property damage.
We are thankful to say that Kisii Town (where we live) has remained calm, & today appeared as a normal day around town; so that was good to see.
Please be in prayer for services in all the towns & villages across Kenya tomorrow.
Thank you in advance for your continued prayers.
Serving Him in Kenya,
Luke & Tonya Shelby Family
Missionaries in Kenya