In Kenya 'My life is in danger' - Pastor says after colleague was shot dead

He said his family had been living in fear and they have been forced to move the church.

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Mourners carry the body of George Muriki from a Coast mortuary on January 19, 2015. Muriki was shot dead by unknown gunmen outside Maximum Revival Ministry. During his burial in Meru, another cleric, Martin Ng’olua, claimed his life was in danger play

Mourners carry the body of George Muriki from a Coast mortuary on January 19, 2015. Muriki was shot dead by unknown gunmen outside Maximum Revival Ministry. During his burial in Meru, another cleric, Martin Ng’olua, claimed his life was in danger

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A senior pastor of a  church in Mombasa, Kenya has claimed his life is in danger after his colleague, George Muriki, was shot dead a week earlier.

Martin Ng’olua of Maximum Revival Centre Church alleged he has been receiving numerous death threats.

He made the statement at the church burial of late pastor Muriki at Thuuru Village in Igembe Central, Meru County.

Muriki was assassinated by unknown gunmen on January 11, 2015.

“We are disturbed by the killing of our brother in the church compound.

"I am bitter because my life is also in danger. Some people have been trailing me.

"But I am not afraid of death. I am ready to die for my faith,” pastor Ng’olua said.

He said his family had been living in fear and they have been forced to move the church.

During the funeral attended by Meru Deputy Governor, Raphael Muriungi and Igembe Central MP, Kubai Kiringo, various speakers asked the government to ensure that justice is done and the family of the dead man compensated.

Mr Muriungi called for security to be stepped up at the Coast to stop the attacks on churches and preachers.

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