Update on the Referendum, January 13 – Sudan and Kenya

General January 14, 2011



As the team continues with Observation of the process, we note several things; The sheer joy of the Southern Sudanes in very evident as they turn up to decide on the future of their country. In Nairobi one woman raised her hand to heaven after she cast her vote and thereafter broke down on tears of joy. She had to sit down briefly to compose herself. When her colleagues were asked why the moment was so emotional for her,they said that she was so grateful to God letting her see the day she would participate in a decision making process for her motherland having lost ALL her family members in the war that ravaged her country for decades.

As observers to the process, we share these moments with the South Sudanese, commend them to God that His will be done in that great nation of Africa!

At the Secretariat, we thank those that are sharing information on this and other platforms on the referendum and urge others to follow suit. Let us build one another up as we support the Church and communities of Sudan through the referendum. We have all the more reason to thank God together as we receive these reports.

We also take cognizance of the huge humanitarian needs In Sudan.We know of the thousands upon thousands of returnees in temporary reception centers across the country. As the Church, how can we collectively respond to this needs? Please share your views and or how your organization is involved in responding.

May God richly bless the work that you are doing among His people in Sudan and in many other countries in Africa and beyond.

Sophie Nyokabi
Sudan Referendum Coordinator
A.E.A. Complex  No 5 Valley Road,
P.O. Box 49932 - 00100
Tel:  254 20 2722769/2714977/2714271
Fax: 254 20 2713004
Mob: 254 725 802237
Fax: 254 20  2721269
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