What DOES it mean?

Kenya is in a sea of uncharted waters, and there could be a storm ahead. The current is not calm. Demonstrations are becoming more frequent and more violent. Just today while we were downtown in Nairobi, we could hear the explosion of tear gas and then the iconic scene of people screaming and scampering away from whatever the danger could be. In a western Kenya town, three persons were killed by police during protests today.

Raila Odinga (the candidate who won the court case to nullify the August presidential elections) has withdrawn from the re-run scheduled for October 26. Lawyers and Parliament and the Electoral Commission are all arguing about what that means, and the Supreme Court is yet to tell us. The most likely answer is that Kenya will have to have yet another fresh election within 90 days. It seems that no one is sure what is happening (though many are trying to sound definitive in their prognosis) and no one is happy about the way things are or are not going. Sigh.

We are rejoicing, however, to be in this nation at such a time as this. A lot is at stake (lives, the rise or fall of democracy in Africa, the economy, Kenya’s future). We are honored to be here to pray–to ask for God’s sovereign hand to be in charge of what feels like a soap opera that has a new twist in every episode.

Thank you for standing with us in faith that peace and God’s purposes will prevail in Kenya.

~ Diane

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About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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2 Responses to What DOES it mean?

  1. Donna Downes says:

    Standing and kneeling with you in prayer for Kenya. Please, God, touch your people to work and pray together in peace for the future of this great nation!

  2. Thank you, Donna. Good to hear from you and we are grateful for your backing for Kenya.

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