Two evangelists in eastern Uganda were beaten and slashed with knives after leading several Muslims to Christ, Morning Star News reported.
Earlier this month Robert Okia, a 43-year-old father of six children, and Wilberforce Mutenga, a father of two, shared the gospel in predominantly Muslim Busakira village, in eastern Uganda, where eight Muslims put their faith in Christ, according to Morning Star News.
They then continued their outreach in Ikule village, where they were reportedly attacked on Oct. 7.
Mutenga sustained a knife wound on his head and bruises on his legs, dislocating his right knee when one of the assailants knocked him down, Morning Star News reported. He received treatment at a private clinic in Kampala.
Okia sustained a knife wound on his knee, rib and hand injuries, swelling on his mouth and face and body pain throughout, Morning Star News reported. Okia was referred to a hospital in Jinja for more specialized treatment.
The two were able to identify some of the attackers and reported the assault to local authorities; they plan to file a police report when they leave hospital treatment, he said.
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 no more than 12 percent of Uganda’s population, with high concentrations in eastern areas of the country.