# Good News children back home to Ngaremara Wed 18th
This afternoon Pamela and Gillian organised the return of all our children and staff to Ngaremara
Today the Kenyan Minister responsible for Interior Security visited Isiolo and assured the residents of Ngaremara that there would be peace.
This afternoon Pamela and Gillian organised the return of all our children and staff to Ngaremara. We thank God for the return of sanity and peace. Thank you to all who have been praying for the situation.
We were much blessed by Vicar John and the parish of Waso at Isiolo who received us with open arms. Thank you.
Five of our secondary school children have missed four weeks at school with Ngaremara secondary still closed we are seeking to make alternative arrangements especially for the two who will be sitting KCSE later this year. Please pray specifically for them.
added on Jul 18
# Update on violence at Ngaremara 16th July
The Christian family there have showered the children with love
The Kindfund family were very warmly welcomed and fussed over by the Vicar and Parish of Waso the ACK (Anglian Church of Kenya) on Southern outskirts of Isiolo
The Christian family there have showered the children with love and restored our joy in being part of the Christian family. Well done to the Vicar and his team. We thank God for you and bless you in Jesus name.
The Vicar has been in touch with the Government, the County and the Red Cross and has co-ordinated support including 3 bags of rice, mosquito nets, blankets and rubber shoes. The women of the parish have risen to the challenge and are supporting the management team to provide for the children nineteen of them are under 7 yrs.
This morning Monday 16th July Pamela and two of our young men drove to Ngaremara and arranged security cover for the site with some of our men. We don’t know at this stage what the future holds in relation to returning to the site but the feeling is that the problem is on-going for the moment and some dramatic intervention is required to bring peace and stability to the area
The two visitors from Fermanagh in N Ireland Paul and Andrew left for home this morning
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# Violence at Ngaremara escalates on Friday 15th July
Today Sunday 17th, we have taken the decision to move the children and team from Ngaremara to Isiolo
1.This last three weeks there has been a battle going on between the police and the young men who look after goats, cows and camels. This has resulted in a lot of disturbance for the local population after the death of a policeman as the police have extracted a price by their actions. There has been gunfire regularly as police have patrolled the road and on occasions it has been very dramatic and extended
Kindfund Home (46 children and 15 staff) and HQ is 300 metres from the main road through the center of the village and and has been used as a refuge for women, children and some old men. Up to 70 people have been seeking refuge at night sleeping on the floor of our classrooms/dining.
The staff have provided some mattresses from our store and more recently we have been giving porridge in the evening and in the morning as the conflict has dragged on. The Catholic Mission on the other side of the road from us is also a refuge for some.
Pamela and Gillian along with two young men visiting from Fermanagh are there at the moment and are well and in good spirits although occasionally their movements have been restricted. The opportunity has been taken to engage the local population in praise and prayer for the situation and that has been much appreciated.
2.After several quiet days last week, and what seemed like an end to the trouble, the violence escalated on Fri and has continued over the weekend. During this time several bullets have struck the children’s home close to children and staff. Some of the children are quite terrorised by the events. Today after consultation with the Government who failed to reassure us of the safety of the children, given our experience on the ground, we have taken the decision to move the children and team from Ngaremara to Isiolo leaving only a skeleton team at the camp to maintain security there. We are thankful for a doromitory that has been made available to us at the blind school at Kambi Ya Juu whom we have been supporting with food for a long number of years. We are also thankful for shelter given at the Anglican Church Kenya (ACK) in Isiolo.
Our two visitors will leave tomorrow as planned. They have been moved to a hotel in Isiolo for the night. Pamela and Gillian will look at longer term contingences in case this distruption continues.
We value your prayerful support at this time.
added on Jul 15