Religious groups hold prayers for abducted Italian worker

Written By: Sarafina Robi

Religious groups from Kilifi County held special prayers on Sunday as they sought divine intervention over the abduction of Italian aid worker Silvia Romano.

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Romano was kidnapped two weeks ago in an incident that left five other people nursing injuries.

The abduction of Italian aid worker Silvia Romano in Chakama on November 21 by armed gunmen prompted a major search and rescue operation by Kenyan security teams.

But two weeks into the search, the efforts are yet to bear fruits amid concerns that her attacker could already have crossed over into neighboring Somalia through the vast Boni forest.

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Residents of Kilifi are now placing their trust on God setting aside Sunday as the day of prayers.

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At St Mark Anglican Church of Kenya in Jacaranda Watamu, worshippers gathered for a common cause, seeking for divine intervention to have the abductors of Romano release her unharmed.

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While addressing the media reverend Hulda Tsuma who presided over the mass at St Mark Anglican Church of Kenya in Jacaranda Watamu prayed for the abductors to have mercy on the Italian girl and release her safely giving hope to the gathered masses.

Even tourists joined worshippers in the endeavor.

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As local tourists joined in prayerful petitions, Pasquale Tirito, chairman of Jacaranda Beach Resort Watamu said they also joined the church to plead with the abductors to release Romano.

It was the same script different cast with Muslims gathering at various mosques in the evening for a similar cause.

Romano who was a manager with the African Milele Onlus was abducted by gunmen at her rental house in Chakama centre.


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