NAKURU NAMED NEW "HOT SPOT" / March 2008
Monday, January 28th

NAKURU NAMED NEW

The town of Nakuru, where our office is located, has been a haven of relative peace and thousands of refugees have come there to seek security. Our staff has distributed food, clothing and blankets to these people who have fled with just their cloth on their back.

Last week the opposition leader met with President Kibaki. This was a hopeful sign, or so we thought.

However, the following morning I spoke with John Mwangi our Kenya director. He reported that the violence had spread to Nakuru. Hundreds of homes had been burned. There was a curfew and our offices were closed. Nakuru was named the "new hot spot."

One of our board members, Elizabeth Grant, told me: "my sponsored child, James, called. He is at his home, and can hear gunshots around. As close as 100 meters away, houses have been burned. He is afraid, and so am I."

Thankfully all our children are safe. I spoke with our Director John Mwangi again today and he reported that the office has re-opened for a few hours each day and that our children are safe. An uneasy calm has returned to Nakuru, but the violence continues to rage in many parts of the country.

Please pray for the people of Kenya that peace will return and that our children and our staff will be kept safe.


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