Why are Kenyan Churches and Mosques Being Painted Yellow?

Churches and mosques in Nairobi are being painted a vibrant shade of yellow to demonstrate a “shared humanity” and highlight that there is more that unites people of different faiths than divides them.

Source: Why are Kenyan churches and mosques being painted yellow? | Christian News on Christian Today


Kenya Crackdown on Sex Talk and Preacher Shows

Kenya publishes new broadcast regulations, which will place strict limits on sexual content and ban preachers from soliciting money on air.

CHR Comment: The juxtaposition of these two forms of offensive speech says a lot about how many Christians respond to persistent solicitation of money. Radio preachers are proclaiming a giving/blessing prosperity message that confuses and offends and increasing number of listeners. Kenya is now nearly 84% Christian so there is a natural increase of Christian broadcasts there.

Source: Kenya crackdown on sex talk and preacher shows – BBC News

Kenya’s Garissa University Reopens

Kenya’s Garissa University College officially reopens, nine months after the killing of nearly 150 people, mainly students, in an attack by militant Islamist group al-Shabab.

CHR Comment: The attacks just before Easter last year specifically targeted Christians and is a good example of how African Christians continually face persecution in warring Africa. Garissa University is a public institution, not a Christian school.

Source: Kenya’s Garissa university reopens after deadly al-Shabab attack – BBC News

Kenyan Muslims Shield Christians in Mandera Bus Attack

A group of Kenyan Muslims on a bus attacked by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, witnesses say.

CHR Comment: Many Muslims of Somali descent live in this area of Kenya, while the rest of the nation is rapidly becoming Christian. The article includes a list of attacks in Kenya, most of which are attributed to the Muslim terrorist group Al-Shabab.

Source: Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack – BBC News

Pope Francis Due in Kenya at Start of African Tour

Pope Francis is due in Kenya at the start of a three-nation visit to Africa, with thousands expected to come out to welcome him on his first visit to the continent.

CHR Comment: According to the article, the chief topics that Pope Francis will address are corruption, poverty, and religious conflict. In some of the nations he will visit, Muslims have attacked Christians (e.g., Kenya). African Catholics are gaining influence at the Vatican due to their increasing numbers. The article notes that one out of six Catholics lives in Africa.

Source: Pope Francis due in Kenya at start of African tour – BBC News