On Saturday, September 21, 2013, gunmen raided a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people and injuring at least 175. The branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses reports that a number of Jehovah’s Witnesses were in the mall at the time of the attack, but they were able to escape without injury. Josphat Makori, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kenya, states: “This attack has saddened all in our community. We express our condolences to those mourning after this tragedy. We are working especially hard to provide spiritual comfort and practical assistance to our neighbors during this difficult time.”

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