Suspected Al-Shabaab Gunmen Kill Three Christian Teachers in Kenya
ICC Note: Christians in Kenya continue to live in fear of attacks from radical groups like Al-Shabaab. The terrorist organization has carried out new attacks against the Christian community and nothing has been done to punish the perpetrators.
2/22/2018 Kenya (World Match Monitor) – After the coldblooded murder of three Christian teachers – including a couple soon to be married – in north-eastern Kenya by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen, fear is growing that the Islamist militant group is targeting education, and its proponents, in the predominantly Muslim region.
Seth Oluoch Odada and Kevin Shari were shot dead in a dawn attack at Qarsa Primary school in Wajir County on 16 February, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) said. Odada’s fiancée, Caroline, was also killed, and another teacher left nursing serious bullet wounds.
Amid growing concerns that Al-Shabaab could be launching a new wave of attacks in the region, reports indicate that teachers are now fleeing the area. On Monday (20 February), a number of teachers arrived at the TSC headquarters in Nairobi, demanding transfers to safer areas.