3 Christian teachers murdered by al-Shabaab militants in Kenya

by Bryan Brammer · Jan 13th, 2020 2:42 pm
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Last Updated Jan 13th, 2020 at 4:04 pm

Al-Shabaab militants murdered three Christian teachers and kidnapped another from Kamuthe Primary School in Garissa, Kenya, in an attack early Monday morning.

The Somali-based Islamic terror group targeted the school's resource center, which hosts the teachers. Prior to the ambush, the assailants took out a telecommunications mast and set fire to a local police post.

Robert Kibutu, a teacher that resides outside of school property, confirmed the attack.

"My fellow teachers were fatally shot by an unknown number of suspected al-Shabaab militia who stormed Kamuthe primary school early this morning and leaving one severely injured by two gunshots."

Over the past five weeks, al-Shabaab has taken the lives of 25 people in Wajir, Lamu, Mandera, and Garissa. On December 6, 2019, al-Shabaab militants stopped a bus en route to Mandera from Nairobi and killed 11 Christians after they refused to recite the Islamic Shahada.

Security intelligence agencies are on high alert over the next several days as Kenya marks the deadliest murder of its forces on January 15, 2016, and January 15, 2019. Al-Shabaab is known for commemorating anniversaries by executing more attacks.