Al Shabaab Leaflets Warn of More Garissa-Like Attacks on Kenya’s Christian Schools
ICC Note: Somali Islamic terror group al-Shabaab is dropping leaflets in Kenya warning of future attacks on Christian schools inside the country, similar to the massacre at Garissa University College that killed 148 people April 2. Kenyan officials are beefing up security and investigating the origin of the leaflets. Al-Shabaab has clearly stated its goal in the past to force Kenya to stop its war on Somalia, but in the process, has intentionally targeted Christians, waging horrific persecution that has terrorized eastern Kenya.
By Anugrah Kumar
5/13/15 Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kenya (Christian Post) – Authorities in western Kenya have found that the Somali terror group al-Shabaab has circulated leaflets threatening to carry out more attacks on schools, just as its militants killed nearly 150 students, mostly Christian, at Garissa University College last month.
Security officials in Elgeyo-Marakwet County’s Rift Valley province said the leaflets carry a message of attacks in the area’s four primary schools, according to allafrica.com.
The local government has tightened the security in the area, and investigative agencies are looking into it and are trying to verify the source of the leaflets.
Meanwhile, Kenya’s newspaper, Daily Nation, reports that a Christian girl has been arrested on suspicion of being part of al-Shabaab.
The girl, identified as a student at a Catholic school, Precious Blood Kagwe High School in Kiambu County, was earlier attending the Pentecostal Church of East Africa, but then reportedly converted to Catholicism.
It remains unclear how she joined the Islamist terror group.