Deborah Gimbo of Budaka town was attacked the afternoon of Dec. 20 while praying by herself in her home. She prays three evenings a week in her home with two other Christian women, and the assailants told her they did not want them praying loudly in Jesus’ name, Gimbo told Morning Star News.
“Today we have come to warn you that you should avoid noisy prayers and the use of Issa [Jesus] in your prayers,” the four assailants said as they intruded into her home at 2 p.m., according to Gimbo.
Muslims in eastern Uganda sent a Christian mother to the hospital with injuries from a beating in one village.
After a local sheikh (teacher)instructed the assailants that people who pray in Jesus’ name should be fought and pressured until they accept only worship of Allah, or else be killed.
Gimbo told Morning Star News. ’I cannot stop praying, and more so, Issa is my Lord and Savior, and I will continue praying in His name,’” “Immediately two of the intruders left the house, and in no time entered the room again with sticks and started beating me. I was hit on my face, and blood started flowing down my face as I started shouting for help.”
The intruders were identified as Satiya, Ariziki, Mariam and Yahaya all thanks to Gimbo neighbours for taking her to the hospital for treatments.