Hundreds of Christians were attending the outdoor service when a hand grenade was thrown towards the pastor's podium. Muslims were also holding a meeting around 300 metres from the scene of the attack. The Islamic preachers were vilifying Christianity in their sermon which could be heard from the location where the Christians were holding their conference.
Kenyan officials blame members of al-Shabaab, a radical Islamic group in Somalia, for the bomb attack. Attacks and kidnappings coordinated by al-Shabaab in last year have prompted the Kenyan military to strike at al-Shabaab targets in Somalia. The Kenyan government has issued a warning of possible attack by the militants during Easter celebrations.
- Pray for the wounded and the grieving.
- Pray these Christians will rest in the knowledge that the Good Shepherd walks with them through this difficult time (Psalm 23).
- Pray the Lord will give these Christians the grace to continue to meet together and encourage one another.
- Pray also for the perpetrators.