One child died while eight others were injured when unknown assailants hurled an improvided explosive device at Anglican Church of Kenya St. Polycarp Parish on Juja Road in Nairobi.
On the fateful day, 30th September 2012, the church service was going on when the explosion occurred at the Sunday school building.
"My son wheeled me to the church service then left for Sunday School," recounts Mr. Maina who lost a nine year old son in the blast.
ACK ArchbishopEliud Wabukala, and Bishop Joel Waweru of Nairobi Diocese visited and prayed with four of the six children admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital, Children's Ward.
“This is a cruel provocation, but I appeal to Christians not to feed violence with violence, either in word or deed, because we are called to overcome evil with good,” remarked Archbishop Wabukala in a press statement condemning the attack.
Nairobi Provincial Commissioner Mr. Njoroge Ndirangu and Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims Secretary General Sheikh Adan Wachu gathered at the scene and expressed their disapproval of the of the heinous act.
Bishop Waweru and Provincial Commissioner Ndirangu later visited the bereaved family who lost a nine year old son, Ian Maina. Ian succumbed to injuries after the improvised explosive device was hurled at their Sunday school class blowing the roof off. The assailants escaped on foot in a nearby path.
Photo: Archbishop Eliud Wabukala and Bishop Joel Waweru pray for Ian Muchiri (7years) at Kenyatta National Hospital Children's Ward, Nairobi