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Pastor chased away by his own congregation (Audio)

 John G. Maina, Pastor in Molo. February 2008.
(Allan Gichigi/IRIN)

Rev John Maina was chased out of his home in Molo, Rift Valley Province, in a wave of violence that rocked many areas of Kenya following the disputed elections in December 2007. He owned a butcher's shop and several rental houses in Sirikwa, where he was born, and was pastor of his own church. Molo was affected by clashes in previous elections in 1992 and 1997, but this time the neighbour-on-neighbour violence was far worse.Rev Maina told IRIN Radio how he recognised members of his own church in the mob that came to burn down his house.

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