13-year-old Moses Gift had gone to Joy Repentance and Moses Gift in Likoni, Mombasa with his one-year-old brother, Satrin Osinya. What began as an ordinary Sunday service soon turned tragic as unknown gunmen stormed into the church and sprayed bullets at the congregation. Six were killed, and dozens were injured in the morning attack.
Baby Osinya was among the casualties as one of the bullets lodged in the right side of his skull. The two children were unaccompanied because their father, who is a casual worker, had gone to work.The image of a young boy comforting his wounded sibling in the aftermath of the Mombasa church shoot out made headlines in newspapers throughout Kenya and beyond.