Please Pray for Kajo-Keji

Posted by Roger Cooke on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | 0 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

Last week, we received news from Bishop Anthony in Kajo-Keji, about disturbances in Moyo District in Uganda, which has seen over 170 people, mostly children, crossing the border into Kajo-Keji in South Sudan. The issue has arisen from ongoing and unresolved disputes over the demarkation of the border between Uganda and South Sudan.

A peaceful demonstration was organised and led by a Ugandan Member of Parliament – with people gathering to protest against what they called harassment of their people at the border. Sadly, the demonstration turned to violence. It has been reported – although it has yet to be confirmed – that the houses of a number of South Sudanese families have been set ablaze.

Whatever the facts on the ground, those who have fled their homes in Uganda to seek refuge in Kajo-Keji clearly feel that their lives and/or homes are in danger.

We would encourage you to pray for the Bishop Anthony and for the Church in Kajo-Keji as it responds to the developing situation and as the Christians there help to provide care, support and love to those who have crossed the border into South Sudan.

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