Three Christians were beaten by Muslim perpetrators in separate incidents in eastern Uganda, Morning Star News reported.
In Namutimba District, a former mosque leader who became a Christian and a pastor was beaten Jan. 13 in Namaato village by Muslim relatives. Police and neighbors rescued the man, who was identified as Bashir Sengendo. On Jan. 24, he was still hospitalized with serious injuries, Morning Star reported. Sengendo became a Christian in 2016 through the ministry of another former Muslim who had become a Christian.
In Pallisa District’s Kasasya village, Jenifer Nakirya and her teenage daughter, Oliva Apio, were beaten unconscious Dec. 30, 2021, by Muslim extremists, the report stated. The daughter now is unable to walk.
Nakirya said one assailant in the group tried to kill her and Oliva in October 2021, but his efforts were thwarted, the report states.
A year prior, the same Islamists poisoned to death Simon Olinga, Nakirya’s husband, for leading six Muslims to Christ, Morning Star reported.
Uganda’s laws provide freedom of religion, stated the report. Muslims constitute no more than 12% of the population.