(International Christian Concern) – Religious discrimination and animosity are soaring drastically in northeastern Kenya. This is evidenced by the September 13 stoning of non-local Christians in Elwak town, Mandera, which was also retaliation against police for killing three suspected al-Shabaab militants. Violent Muslim residents, led by community elders and activists, rounded up Christian masons, killing two and injuring two others by stoning.
“To us, this was a usual day at work,” Jacob Mutua Mativo, a survivor of the assault, told International Christian Concern (ICC). “All of a sudden, a Somali woman who used to sell tea to us arrived and told us that there were angry protesters approaching.”
Before Jacob could flee from the rooftop of the building, “the local Muslim men and women had engulfed the construction site and everybody was now looking for a space in the fence to escape.”
Armed with stones, timber, and metals, they descended on the innocent Christians.