NAIROBI, KENYA (Worthy News)– Two people were killed when suspected Islamic militants attacked a church in eastern Kenya, adding to concerns about increased violence against devoted Christians in the African nation, police and church members said Sunday, November 6.
Kenyan police chief Leo Nyongesa told reporters that a woman and her two grandchildren were also injured when attackers hurled a grenade at the East African Pentecostal Church compound in the predominantly Muslim town of Garissa, some 330 kilometers (205 miles) northeast of the capital Nairobi.
Christian witnesses said that after the explosion late Saturday, November 5, they heard attackers say “It is just the beginning,” in Swahili.
Ibrahim Makunyi, the head pastor at the church, told media that the house near the entrance of the church that belonged to a church elder had been bombed. “One of the dead is a member of the choir, and the other is the son of the church elder,” he said.