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In eastern Uganda, two evangelists faced severe physical assault.


Nairobi, Kenya: Two Christians veered off their original route during their journey to Iganga town in eastern Uganda on May 28.

In other communities, thirty-one-year-old Mukisa Siraji and thirty-year-old Tenywa Herbert had led several Muslims, including some rural imams or mosque leaders, to Christ.

According to Siraji, they started a street outreach and read Bible and Quran passages, deciding to spread the gospel. They ended up on the Iganga-Kaliro road without warning.

In his testimony to Morning Star News, Siraji described how we encountered a furious group of Muslims who were hunting for me.

After beating them, the assailants forced them into their vehicles and drove them to Buseyi village, he said.

“They threw us around Buseyi village, where a good Samaritan found us and took us to Iganga Hospital,” Siraji said. “He contacted our home people, and the pastors and other Christians came and took us to a specialist in Kumi, where we are getting treatment now.”

The attackers tore their Bibles and tracts to pieces and destroyed them, he added.

The attack was the latest of many instances of persecution of Christians in Uganda that Morning Star News has documented.

Uganda’s constitution and other laws provide for religious freedom, including the right to propagate one’s faith and convert from one faith to another. Muslims make up only 12 percent of Uganda’s population, with high concentrations in eastern areas of the country. 



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