MBALE, Uganda — A Christian who used his business to reach Muslims with the gospel of Jesus Christ was stabbed to death in Uganda for his evangelistic work.
Morning Star News reports that Engineer Herbert, 42, was slain April 8 on his way home in the Namakwekwe area of Mbale.
Through the business he operated in Mbale, Herbert supported evangelism to Muslims and church leaders whose ministry focuses on Muslims in communities inside and outside Mbale.
“Herbert was very effective in evangelistic activities,” a pastor told Morning Star.
An eye witness said he saw five men in Muslim attire hitting a man along a Mbale roadside. “One of the attackers was shouting to him about damaging the Islamic religion,” the witness told Morning Star.
The next morning, police and the witness found Herbert slain and lying in a pool of blood.
Approximately 12% of Uganda’s population is Muslim. Uganda’s constitution and laws allow for freedom of religion, including converting from one faith to another. However, Christian churches have increasingly received threats of violence, and some Christian converts have been attacked, killed or excommunicated by Muslim family members, the World Atlas reports.