Three Christian Teachers Killed in Northeast Kenya, Sources Say


Three Christian Teachers Killed in Northeast Kenya, Sources Say

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 14, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Somali Al Shabaab rebels killed three Christian teachers in northeast Kenya at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 13), sources said. 

“One of the attackers said, ‘We cannot allow infidels to teach our children,’ and there and then fired at three teachers as I managed to escape through the window,” a surviving teacher told Morning Star News. 

He said the attackers arrived at the primary boarding school in Kamuthe, Garissa County, as the teachers were sleeping, ordered them out of their rooms and separated out the non-local ones who had come from other parts of Kenya – assumed to be Christian as they were not ethnic Somali Muslims predominant in the region near Somalia’s border. 

“The Al Shabaab knew our residential rooms,” he said. “The attack is well planned. It is a conspiracy between the Al Shabbab and the local Muslim community.” 

The headteacher at the school has instructed him and other teachers not to reveal the names of the victims out of fear of retaliation from Al Shabaab. The headteacher also declined to share their names with Morning Star News. 

While the identities of the three slain teachers has not been revealed, an area pastor said the victims were among four non-local teachers who attended his church after coming to the area at the start of the school year last September. 

“In early September 2019,…

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